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PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 05, 2012


Crime solution efficiency improves in Cordillera

by Joseph B Zambrano

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 5 (PIA) -- The Crime Solution Efficiency (CSE) in the region from January to December 2011 improved to 33.27 percent as compared to year 2010 with 23.88 percent.

Records from the Police Regional Office Cordillera (PRO-COR) also showed a total of 7,631 crime volume last year compared to the 2010 figure of 9,162 or a decrease of 1,531 cases or 17 percent.

Baguio City registered the highest frequency of crime volume committed followed by Benguet province, Abra is third, Mt Province is fourth, Ifugao is fifth, Kalinga is sixth and last is the province of Apayao.

The region posted an average monthly crime rate of 37.53 percent. It improved by 7.53 percent as compared to 45.06 percent in 2010.

According to Chief Superintendent Benjamin B. Magalong , PRO-Cordillera regional director, most crimes against person and property happened in the capital towns and central business area.

Pickpocketing and snatching are rampant in the streets of Baguio City especially in jeepney terminals, overpasses, market and along the central business district.

He stressed that community support and enhanced police service are two important ingredients in the prevention and solution of crimes.

Magalong encouraged the public to report any situation that may threaten the safety of the citizenry, and peace and order in the community, to the nearest police station. *(JDP/JBZ PIA CAR)

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