Criminality decreases by 28.4% in Surigao Norte - PNP

The incidence of crime for the month of January 2012 in the entire province of Surigao del Norte declined by 28.4 percent compared to the same period last year, a police official said Monday.

P/Supt. Rainier Diaz, of the Philippine National Police Surigao del Norte Provincial Police Office (PNP SDN-PPO), said last month, a total of 126 crime incidents occurred in the province. This was lower compared to last year with the total of 176 incidents.

He said out of 126 crime incidents, 85 were index crimes and 41 were non-index crimes. Index crimes are crimes committed against persons or property while non-index crimes are crimes or offenses punishable under the Revised Penal Code and Special Laws such as illegal fishing, illegal logging and illegal drugs.

Diaz said the average monthly crime decreased by 10 or 24 percent.

He cited that in index crimes, theft incidents have the biggest number with the total of 49, followed by robbery with the total of 18, physical injury at nine, murder at five, carnapping at three and rape with only one incident.

He said SDN-PPO has a crime solution efficiency for January 2012 of 35.71 percent, showing an increase of 55.47 percent compared to last year’s 15.90 percent.

Diaz said the decrease in crime rate last month was complemented with the enhanced community engagement, intensified police operations, and the strengthened intelligence and counter-intelligence operations. (FEA/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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