Cocpo to tap se­cu­rity guards in anti-crim­i­nal­ity drive

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Topstories -

DAVAO City Po­lice Of­fice Di­rec­tor Alexan­der Tagum noted that there was a huge drop of in­dex crimes in the city fol­low­ing the hir­ing of aux­il­iary cops last year.

A to­tal of 910 aux­il­iary cops were hired by the city for Oplan In­te­grated Re­vi­tal­ized Oper­a­tion of Neigh­bor­hood -Watch for the Mega City (Iron City), an up­graded in­te­grated po­lice pa­trol sys­tem aimed at mak­ing the city safer through the sup­port of vol­un­teer po­lice aux­il­iaries and was of­fi­cially launched last May 22, 2017.

Tagum said data showed that in­dex crimes such as rape, mur­der, homi­cide, kid­nap­ping, rob­bery, rape, and all kind of crimes against per­sons and prop­erty since the hir­ing of the aux­il­iary cops.

Based on the data of DCPO on the eight fo­cus crime com­par­i­son per month, 978 crimes were recorded from May (the month since the aux­il­iary of­fi­cers started their duty) to De­cem­ber 2017 which is lower com­pared to the same pe­riod on 2016, which has a to­tal record of 1,599 in­dex crimes.

From Jan­uary to March 2018, the DCPO recorded a to­tal of 286 in­dex crimes which is less than 456 in­dex crimes recorded on the same pe­riod in 2017.

Also based on the sep­a­rate tally of monthly crime vol­ume com­par­a­tive crime trend, which in­cludes in­dex and non-in­dex crimes, a dra­matic change of crime rate was ex­pe­ri­enced upon the de­ploy­ment of the aux­il­iary cops.

From May to De­cem­ber 2017, the city recorded 4,735 in­dex and non-in­dex crimes, which is lower com­pared to 2016 data with 6,026 in­dex and non-in­dex crimes.

This year Jan­uary to March data recorded 1,411 in­dex and non-in­dex crimes, which is lower com­pared to last year’s data for the same pe­riod with 1, 678 crimes.

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