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Puerto Princesa City crime incidents decreased-PPCPO

PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN, (PIA)--The Puerto Princesa City Police Office (PPCPO) confirmed during the 3rd Quarter 2022 City Peace and Order Council Meeting held on September 30, 2022, that the entire Puerto Princesa City is 'generally peaceful.

In the Peace and Order Situation Report shared by Police Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Pagulayan, the total crime incidents from January 1-August 31, 2022 compared to the same period last year decreased by eight (8) percent, and the Peace and Order Index decreased by eleven (11) percent but the Public Safety Index increased by thirteen (13) percent.

“Generally, the total crime incidents from January 1-August 31, 2022 decreased by twenty-eight (28) or eight (8) percent compared to January 1-August 31, 2021. The security measures given by this office proved their effectiveness in preventing crimes to exist” he said.

Pagulayan said that the total focus crimes were sixty-one (61) compared to the sixty-four (64) recorded before or five (5) percent less. Among the focus crimes are Physical Injury with fourteen (14) incidents recorded, thirteen (13) cases each of rape and murder, nine (9) for theft, six (6) for Robbery, four (4) for Homicide, and two (2) car napping incident.

Meanwhile, in fourty-five (45) operations against illegal drugs, fourty nine (49) were arrested and 24.60 grams of Shabu worth P167,326.91 and 140.76 grams of marijuana worth P48,360.05 were seized by the authorities. They also caught 131 individuals of which 26 were Most Wanted Persons in their Campaign Against Wanted Persons. In the campaign against loose firearms, 21 were arrested, 13 were confiscated and 135 were placed for safekeeping only.

 For the campaign against illegal gambling, they have arrested 28 persons for 9 positive operations, for the campaign against illegal logging, they have 5 persons arrested and they have also arrested two (2) persons for the violation of RA 9175 or an act regulating the ownership, possession, sale, importation, and use of chain saws.

He stressed that the PPCPO assured that they will uphold its tranquility and firmly adhere to their responsibilities to serve and protect the citizens of the city under the leadership of City Acting Director Police Colonel Roberto M. Bucad. (MCE/PIA MIMAROPA)

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