Crime in Philippines ‘remains on a downtrend’: Philippines police

12-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief general Oscar Albayalde said on Friday that crime in the Philippines “has remained on a downtrend,” adding that the government is winning the war on illegal drugs.

“Let me assure our countrymen that all police operations against illegal drugs continue to be conducted within the bounds of the law with the utmost respect for human rights,” Albayalde said in a speech celebrating the 118th Police Service Anniversary.

As the PNP remained relentless in the war on drugs, Albayalde said the police force “effectively sustained the decline in the crime rate” as they intensified operations particularly against such crimes as murder, homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery and theft.

Over the past three years, Albayalde said “crime incidents continually decreased.”

From more than 626,000 from July 2015 to June 2016, he said the total crime volume in the country decreased by 58,276 or 9.30 percent during the first year of President Duterte’s term covering the period July 2016 to June 2017.

And this further decreased by 79,647 incidents or 14.02 percent on the second year covering the period July 2017 to June 2018, and further went down by 2.91 percent on the third year covering the period July 2018 to June 2019.


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