Misamis Oriental Provincial Police Office, San Martin, Villanueva

A total of 887 crimes have been noted by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Misamis Oriental, from July to September, this year.

This figure is actually 1,763 crimes less or 66% lower compared to 2,650 crimes, during the same period in 2009, P/Sr. Supt. Graciano J. Mijares, Provincial Director of PNP Mis.Or. said during a recent meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC).

Of these crimes, 313 were classified as index crimes, a decrease of 926 or 75% compared to 1,371 crimes, last year, while 574 were non-index crimes, which also posted a decrease of 665 or 54% compared to the 1,239, in 2009.

Mijares said the following non-index crimes were also noted in the province, during the period:

Physical injuries, 105 or 12%, robbery, 106 or 12%, homicide, 18 or 2%, rape, five (5) or 0.56%, car-napping, 19 or 2%, cattle rustling, 15 or 2%, theft, 281 or 32% and murder, 25 or 3%.

Crime against persons went down, from 842 to 529 or 37% while crime against properties also decreased from 529 to 421 or 58%, during the third quarter.

Meanwhile, Mijares said as a way of curbing the incidence of crime in Misamis Oriental, all chiefs of police in the 24 municipal police stations and one (1) component city of the province have been directed to do the following:

Continuously and personally check the security preparations of their respective stations and conduct periodical inspections of the crime prone areas and business establishments and their outlets and evaluate the performance of the PNP personnel assigned in the area.

Recommend retraining /relief of non-performers, and conduct security surveys and inspection emphasizing the operational readiness and target hardening of all PNP personnel and units. (PIA 10)

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