Crime volume in Bacolod City drops 28% in April

BACOLOD CITY, April 30 (PNA) — Crime incidents recorded in the metropolis from March to April this year significantly dropped by 28.36 percent, report from Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) showed.

BCPO Deputy for Operations Police Supt. Alfredo Calama-an said crime volume here decreased from 134 incidents in March to only 96 incidents in April.

The official reported BCPO’s accomplishments during the City Peace and Order Meeting held at the MassKara Conference Hall in New Government Center here Tuesday.

As to the index crimes, Calama-an said the statistics declined by 27.27 percent or from 77 to 56 cases during the same period.

Calama-an further disclosed that cases of theft (36) remained on the top of the list followed by robbery (10) and physical injury (7).

Non-index crimes, on the other hand, dropped by 29.82 percent or from 57 to 40 cases.

Calama-an attributed the decrease in crime volume to BCPO’s intensified police visibility through foot and mobile patrols.

He also cited BCPO’s efforts to solidify their linkages with various stakeholders like banking institutions to prevent crimes from happening.

Meanwhile, BCPO’s operations against illegal gambling from April 1-29 netted 35 violators.

They also seized five low-powered loose firearms during their regular checkpoints and 28 firearms during the conduct of Comelec-imposed gun ban.

The campaign against illegal drugs is also bearing fruit, according to Calama-an, with 12 arrested drug peddlers this month.

The buy-bust operations held in eight separate locations led to the recovery of .718 grams of shabu worth more or less P8,472. (PNA)



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