DUMAGUETE CITY – City Chief-of-Police Supt. Jonathan Pineda reported to Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, who chaired the recent City Peace and Order Council meeting, that incidents of crimes have decreased significantly from January-March 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.
Based on the data, the incidents of crime were lessened to just 450 incidents in the 1st quarter compared to 695 in the same period in 2017 or a decrease of 245 crimes or
Specifically, robbery incidents were reduced from 22 incidents in 2017 to 12 in 2018; theft 111 in 2017 to 48 in 2018; motornapping, 6 in 2017 to 0 in 2018; physical injuries 33 in 2017 to 19 in 2018; rape 7 in 2017 to 3 in 2018.
However, murder incidents in the 1st quarter of 2018 increased to 5 compared to 3 in 2017; one homicide was recorded in 2018 (but was solved), while none in 2017; carnapping also registered 2 incidents in the 1st quarter of 2018 while none was recorded in the same period in 2017.
For his part, Mayor Remollo said that the procurement for additional hand held radio, CCTVs, 6 motorcycles, bullet proof vests, body cameras, drones, ammunition are ongoing and maybe completed within the 3rd quarter of this year.
The City Peace and Order Council has also endorsed the request for additional personnel and and construction of additional police substations to the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office and interested land owners who may be willing to donate a portion of their properties to shelter the law enforcers.