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Total crimes in Bohol in 2022 down by 6.63%

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Nov. 4 (PIA) -- Total crime incidents in the province dipped by 6.63%  despite the noted increase in crimes of public safety.

This was reported by Police Lieutenant Colonel Norman Nuez of Camp Francisco Dagohoy, headquarters of the Bohol Provincial Police.

Nuez told members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council in a meeting that beginning Jan. 1 to Oct. 25, Bohol police recorded a total of 4,564 crimes of both peace and order or public safety in nature.

This is 324 crimes lesser than last year, he pointed out, highlighting the 6.63% decrease in the overall count compared to the same period of last year.

In 2021, Camp Dagohoy recorded a total of 4,888 crimes.

In peace and order incidents, or crimes against the country’s Revised Penal Code and special laws, police recorded 2,834 incidents in 2021, as against the 2,105 incidents this year.

For this, the local police accomplished a 25.72% dip in these crimes from last year’s data.

As to the crime categories under the crimes on public safety, this year sees a 3.17% increase in total index crimes from 599 in 2021 to 618 in 2022.

For the non-index crimes or those that are punishable by special laws, from 2,235 in 2021, it went down to 1,487, or a 33.47% decrease.

For the special laws, only the illegal drugs cases saw a rise of 3% from 348 to 357, except for traffic-related incidents for non-index crimes which saw a slight rise in physical injuries and damage to property as well as homicide by 12%.

Nuez said they also noted a 19.47% increase in crimes involving public safety from last year.
From only 2,054 crimes tallied in the first 300 days of the year in 2021, this time it climbed to 2,459.

As to the Philippine National Police’s eight focused crimes, Bohol scored increase in four cases: theft by 20% (192 to 231), physical injuries by 3% (187 to 93), motornapping  by 32% (19-25) and homicide by 67% (6 to 10).

The anti-crime unit also noted the decrease in robbery (66 to 60), rape (84 to 63), murder (44 to 36), and carnapping by 100% from 1 to nil.

Of the 231 cases of theft recorded during the period, 185 of them were solved, 45 were cleared, and only 1 remained unsolved.

Out of the 193 cases of physical injuries, police solved 157 and cleared 36.

Of the 60 cases of robbery, 39 were solved and 19 were cleared, as the suspects have  been identified but the police are still building enough evidence to convict the suspect.

Two cases of robbery remain unsolved.

For motornapping, of the 25 cases filed this year, police solved 17 and cleared 5.
As to homicide, of the 10 cases recorded in the last 300 days, all of the cases have been solved, Nuez said.

For murder, the crime statisticians recorded 36 cases, 16 of which have been solved, 8 were cleared, and 12 cases remain to be cold case files until new evidence comes out and the files are reopened.

For rape, with 63 counts listed in 2022, police have solved 20 cases and cleared the remaining 43.  (RAHC/PIA7 Bohol)

Lietuenand Col. Norman Nuez of of Camp Francisco Dagohoy reporting on the accomplishments of the Bohol Provincial Police Office. (RAHC/PIA7 Bohol)

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