Mayor Inday commends Davao Police on drop in crime
Mayor Inday Sara Duterte lauded the efforts of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) for the decrease in index crime figures for the 2nd quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year.
“I thank the personnel of the Davao City Police Office for their efforts and I hope that they will continue with their interventions that led to the reduction of crime rate in the city, especially that we are going to celebrate the Kadayawan festival in the next days,” Mayor Inday said.
Based on DCPO figures, index crimes or major crimes such as murder, rape, robbery, and theft decreased by 44 percent or 382 from last year’s figure of 681.
For murder alone, the decrease was 42.5 percent from 47 during the second quarter of 2016 to 27 for the same period this year.
Rape incidents, on the other hand, went down by 27 percent (from 47 to 27), physical injury decreased by 16 percent (from 132 to 111), robbery down by 41 percent (from 104 to 61), and theft decreased by 57 percent (from 282 to 120). Motorcycle theft also went down by 92 percent (from 38 to 3).
Senior Supt. Alexander Tagum, the city police director, said the reduction in index crime volume was also due to the deployment of Volunteer Police Auxiliary members, who worked hand in hand with authorities.
“Before the deployment of the Volunteer Police Auxiliaries, I already challenged myself and even told the media that I will resign if our crime statistics here will not decrease,” he said. “The records only showed that the deployment of Police Auxiliaries is very effective.” CIO