Western Visayas continues to be generally peaceful as crime volume dropped by 20.02 percent or 3, 512 from 17, 534 incidents to 14, 022 based on a comparative data covering the period from January to October 2021 compared to the same period last year, 2020.
The top three (3) areas with the highest decrease in crime incident percentage are: Iloilo City, 42.07%; Guimaras, 17.48% and Aklan, 17.9%.
Meanwhile, the Region’s 8 focus crimes also decreased by 9.72 percent. For ten months of this year there are 2, 136 cases compared to the same period last year of 2, 366. The 8 focus crimes are murder, homicide, physical injury, robbery, theft, rape, carnapping of motor vehicle and motorcycle.
Among these crimes, only theft increased from 424 last year to 530 this year and car napping of motor vehicle from 1 case last year to 6 cases this year.
Additionally, the Region’s non index crimes reduced from 7,902 from January to October last year to 6,407 or 18.91 percent for the same period this year.
Police Brigadier General Rolando Miranda, Western Visayas Top Cop commends the unit commanders in successfully reducing the crime incidents in the Region. He further encourages all units to continue performing satisfactorily in the maintenance of peace and order throughout the region.