Pangasinan’s index crime rate down by 24.40%

CAMP GOV. ANTONIO SISON–The Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO) reported a 24.40 percent decrease in the province’s total index crime rate from January to June this year compared to the same period last year.

Index crimes refer to cases like murder, homicide, physical injury and rape (crimes against persons) and robbery, theft, carnapping, and cattle rustling (crimes against property).

P/Colonel Redrico Maranan, acting police provincial director, said the Crime Information and Reporting Analysis System (CIRAS) of the Pangasinan Provincial Investigation and Detective Management Branch (PIDMB) reported 849 index crime volume this year compared to 1,123 index crime recorded over the same period last year.

This showed a significant decrease of 274 cases or 24.40% in  the first semester of 2019.

Crimes that posted a decrease were: murder (56 cases from 71), physical injury (288 from 383), homicide (18 from 24), rape (149 from 169), robbery (77 from 10), theft (227 from 310, carnapping (30 from 54); and cattle rustling (4 from nine).

Maranan hailed the decrease which he said is a good indication that the Pangasinan police is doing its job well in protecting the people of Pangasinan.

Maranan attributed the decrease of the index crimes to the aggressive anti-criminality drive dubbed as “Oplan Balik Disiplina sa Kalsada” and the strict implementation of the campaign against illegal drugs, loose firearms and wanted persons all over the province, as well as the stern enforcement of special laws and other law enforcement initiatives.

He also attributed it to the shared responsibility of the PNP and the active partnership and cooperation of the community, to include other law enforcement agencies and local government units. (Leonardo Micua) 

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