ICPO re­ports 14% de­cline in crime

Watchmen Daily Journal - - NEWS -

The Iloilo City Po­lice Of­fice (ICPO) re­cently re­vealed the city saw a 14.53 per­cent de­cline in the crime rate in 2018 as com­pared to the pre­vi­ous year. A to­tal of 8,556 crim­i­nal acts were re­ported last year, down from the 10,010 cases re­ported in 2017.

“Our of­fi­cers are con­tin­u­ously do­ing their best to main­tain the de­crease of crime vol­ume in the city through its max­i­mum po­lice vis­i­bil­ity where they are at their re­spec­tive posts 24/7,” ex­plained ICPO op­er­a­tions chief, Po­lice Su­per­in­ten­dent Jowel Sal­iba. “The con­tin­u­ous de­crease in crime vol­ume has a great im­pact to the city it­self; it is not just be­cause of the de­crease in num­ber but also in the se­cu­rity felt by the peo­ple.”

ICPO re­ported drops in crimes against per­sons, crimes against prop­erty, and traf­fic in­ci­dents.

“Crime pre­ven­tion is not only the job of the PNP (Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice) or other law en­force­ment agen­cies, it also in­volves the com­mu­nity,” he added. “We are ap­peal­ing to the com­mu­nity, if they have any in­for­ma­tion to solve such cases or pre­vent a crime, don't ever hes­i­tate to call or visit the near­est po­lice sta­tion.”

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