Over 248,000 crimes reported in 2011—PNP

But downward trend seen


MANILA, Philippines—A total of 248,378 crimes were committed in 2011, lower by 23.36 percent compared to 2010 and only half of the total recorded crimes in 2009, the Philippine National Police said.

Members of the Quezon City Police District practice marching at Camp Karingal in this file photo. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/Philippine Daily Inquirer

The total crime volume in 2009 was 502,665 and 324,083 in 2010, according to the PNP’s National Crime Situation summary.

PNP spokesperson Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz Jr. attributed the declining crime rate to the “strict implementation of police integrated patrol system nationwide.”

Cruz said the presence of police supervisors in barangays (villages) “resulted in resolution of petty crimes and close cooperation of the public and local government units.”

He also cited the PNP’s use of new technology like the “E-blotter and E-warrants, which resulted to more wanted persons jailed.”

The average monthly index crime rate also showed a decreasing trend: 27.52 in 2009, 18.10 in 2010, and 13.62 in 2011, the report said.

Crime solution has shown an increasing trend from 2009 to 2011. In 2011, the crime solution efficiency was 29.31 percent, the highest compared to the recorded 13.21 percent in 2009 and 18.90 percent in 2010.

The number of crimes against person and crimes against property had both shown a decreasing trend.

There were 59,860 crimes against person in 2011, nearly a third of the 143,420 recorded number in 2009. There were 86,036 recorded crimes against person in 2010.

The recorded number of crimes against property was 97,671 in 2011, lower compared to the 158,283 recorded in 2009 and 118,943 in 2010.

Carjacking incidents meanwhile, had shown little change in the January to December period of 2009 to 2011. There were 1,434 car thefts recorded in 2009, 1,440 in 2010, and 1,426 in 2011, according to the report.

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  • frankpar

    And how many crimes are not reported or “solved” by bribe?  Probably at least ten times this number, rather more. Numbers, decrease and soving percentage look very “doctored” when comparing with the daily media reports which cover just the most cases of “public interest” good for headlines. Probably it should bolster Noy;s claims of improvement and good government. I remember a case of a friend where I was helping, we have been told to solve the case (a fighting in a restaurant) by paying the accuser so that it will not be registered “because our boss wants no crime records at his station”.

  • Aryong

    Kudos to PNP!!!

    May we also know the number of journalist killed last year? During the previous admin our country was tag as one of the worst place for journalist. I hope our reputation in this aspect also improve…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

    Yeah, less crimes reported doesn’t mean less crimes committed.  I’d take those stats with a grain of salt.

  • kulittwit

    Peace and order is definitely improving. Actually more people report crimes today unlike in the past. And yet, the official records show a decline. This is definitely good.

    • varmint

      Are you on drugs ! or just poorly informed.  2000 motorcylce tandem killings alone last year, every foreigner living in the Philippines slowly murdered or run out by extortion,  and all you have to say is ‘this is definitely good’.   Wow !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    fantastic if this is true!! kudos… i hope hindi doktorado ang data for politica purposes

    pero 248000 dami pa rin niyan… trabaho pa!!

  • BatangSingapore

    ang krimen ay krimen pa rin.  kahit na madami o kaunti ang lahat ng ito ay pwerhisyo sa lipunan.

    hindi dapat mapanatag ang mamayan at pulisya sa sinasabing ulat.  datapwat ay pilitin alisin ito lalo na ang PAGPATAY sa matitinong mamayan, AKYAT BAHAY, CARNAP, BANK robbery, HOLDUP at RAPE.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IAQLUSKZ7TH4C2FHOD7SLQONQ4 bong

    I agree with this report.  Just look at the rich Filipinos’ display of wealth nowadays from luxury cars, jewelry, expensive bags, clothes.   It signifies that the security has improved.

  • dominic15

    crimes committed by the private citizens have decreased. but I think the crimes committed by the men and women in uniform have increased need more work to clean up your ranks. and i believe that once this rogue cops are removed and punished. lalo pang bababa ang krimen.

  • varmint

    Does this include the crimes committed by the police themselves. I cannot imagine them reporting on themselves somehow.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NWTWAWQO7MWPOD75YHMUCR2IWU Mux

    248,378/ 365 = 680.4876 crimes a day. Is this supposed to be considered “good”??

    • oracle888

       This does not even include the unreported crimes, such as rampant graft and corruption; illegal human trafficking as well as illegal gambling and prostitution.

  • spiritnsoul700

    The number of reported crime recorded annually is one thing and the number of crime  prevented and solving is another thing..

    The international crime index wil not only base on such record report alone in its rating for least crime and efficency on respective countries cop and intelligent service bureau as there are ther criterias before it officially published the rating index

    They will take into account out of this number of reported  crimes, how many numbers are solved. how long the duration time/days respond to distress call it took to solved, numbers of personnels involved it take to solved per crime cmmited, number of lives lost when solving crime, victim/personnel/suspect.and the sense of urgency and efficency input on crime prevention as well.
     They have their experts, They are much more highly trained and more experienced than even your NBI,.All annual reports of  respective countries are professionally screened and examined thoroughly before the final index ranking is given.

    THis annual report isnt good enough nor carry weights to even give a decent impression if you are asking for it,

    Let me throw you a question here, How long does it take your cops to respond to distress calls, In Australia, arriving at a crime scene/distress caller location 10 mins and above is a NOT a good rating, Thats why you see their cops normally arrived within the spend of less than 10 mins.

  • Iggy Ramirez

    No country is immune to crime. Of course, if there is crime, it is never considered to be good. But if the crime rate is increasingly becoming less bad, then it could be seen that the situation is becoming better.

    We cannot attribute this improvement entirely to the performance of the PNP, but we can say that they may have played some role. Of course, the real reason here is that fewer people had the need to commit crimes. There could also be a margin of error where some crimes have not been reported. It is said that on average, close to 20% of all crimes are not registered. If we are going to consider marginal errors, the trend would still be the same: it is decreasing.

    I was actually surprised that the crimes were this much. I thought that it was just around 80,000 or something. I scour every available news on the net and I can say that on average, I read about 35 new crimes committed everyday. Multiply this by 365, that would be around 13,000. Multiply that by around 5 to account for unreported and unregistered cases, the number would be roughly 80,000.

    The population of the Philippines is close to 100 million yet our crime rate is one of the lowest in the world.

    The United States has a population of a little above 300 million, roughly 3 times the population of the Philippines. Yet it has one of the highest crime rates in the world at 12 million cases last year. The ratio of the number of the crime per population in the Philippines is 1/400 whereas that of the United States is 1/25. Japan’s is 1/43, UK’s is 1/10, and Germany’s is 1/12.

    Relative to the Philippines, US is 16 times more dangerous, Japan is 10 times, UK is 40 times, and Germany is 33 times.

    Based on these statistics, it seems that the richest countries in the world are also the worst places to live relative to safety and security.

    If the current downward trend continues, we may expect that the number of cases at the end of this year to drop to around 200,000. If that would be the case, then we could say that that is definitely better than last year’s or the years before.

    I hope that the PNP continue doing what it is they believe to be effective in preventing crimes. I also hope that the people become more vigilant and cooperative with the authorities in preventing the same.

    • dosndonts70

      Iggy_Ramirez, Philippines still remains one of the highest murder crime commited by loose firearm and one of the most dangerous place specially for foreign tourists, with its consistent in kidnapping of  foreign tourists specially.

      • yesyesyo

        There are more loose firearms in the US compared to the phil.

      • dosndonts70

        Maybe, but  murder crime committed by loose firearms and kidnapping n foreign tourists still by large more in Phil isnt it?

      • SonnyCos

        so what? are you implying you don’t like the Philippines?  Don’t worry, the Philippines doesn’t like you either… lol

      • Iggy Ramirez

        I don’t really get where you are getting into.

        I never said that the Philippines was the safest country in the world. I just said that compared to US, UK, Japan, and Germany, the Philippines has relatively fewer reported crimes than them. Actually, the ones recorded, and I’m pretty sure with the screening process you mentioned in your previous post, pegs the number of crimes in the Philippines at just 85,000, considerably lower than what the PNP reported for last year or the years before that.

        Yes, you are right. The Philippines remains one of the most dangerous countries for foreigners. In fact, it is number 5 behind  Colombia, Mexico, Former Soviet Union, and Brazil.

        I mean, which country really does not have crimes? Abduction or kidnapping can happen anytime anywhere. Even the world renowned FBI cannot prevent anyone from being abducted, even if they have all the resources and expertise to do so.

        I am just beginning to get the magnitude of your deep-seated hatred towards my country and how badly you would want to paint it in bad light. If you don’t like the Philippines, just leave. We’re not forcing to stay here, lest, you know, you will be kidnapped.

        I personally do not want foreigners to come to the Philippines because it will induce our people to become overly reliant to tourism. I am actually glad that despite the similarities in other Southeast Asian destinations, the Philippines remains to be one of the least explored paradises, thanks partly to the kidnapping activities of the terrorists.

        You know, Thailand is like the best. Then there is Vietnam, Cambodia, Maldives, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Pacific, etc etc. 

        The Philippines has nothing. Very few hotels, very few transport options, and undeveloped or underdeveloped  highways. What the Philippines has are unexplored, untamed, undiscovered, hidden, and beautiful tropical beaches. You can see all of these in other countries, only that most of the islands in the Philippines have not yet been explored.

        Trust me, you are not missing anything. 

        So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and leave us alone.

  • oracle888

    No crime is more serious than the electoral sabotage which has rewritten the history of the country; and the plundering crime which enslaves many Filipino into poverty, prostitution, and humiliation.

  • D L

    Pretty weird statistics for 10 years I had only 2000 pesos lost or stolen once in MRT, but in 2011 I got into armed bus robbery, had my documents and money stolen on other occasion, my wife witnessed a murder in Sta Cruz when a trader was shot point blank 2 meters from her. It appears there is a directive not to report crimes, so they just don’t open cases unless someone gets killed. I don’t think it is just bad luck since there were more reports in press as well.

    My gut feeling is Manila is now much more dangerous place than 5-10 years ago, I don’t carry documents or large amounts of money any more or ride jeepneys at night unless it is absolutely necessary.

  • kulittwit

    Peace and order is actually improving. This is really good news.

  • kulittwit

    Really good news.

    Considering today more people actually report crimes to police outposts na nagkalat sa mga major throughfares.

    Consistent ang pagbaba ng crimes since 2010.

    Kudos to the PNP. God bless the Philippines.

  • yesyesyo

    Actually other countries like the US is more dangerous than the Philippines. New York city alone has more crimes compared to the whole of metro manila. Sa totoo lang.

  • imongredneck

    This is probably true because people are tired of reporting anymore, since nothing will happen anyway. Criminality has become so ingrained in our society that ordinary citizens cannot tell wrong from right anymore. Just look at our traffic situations, there is anarchy there. 24% drop in just a year is just incredible and dangerous since it could create a false sense of security.

  • SonnyCos

    Wow Pnoy probably really isn’t doing anything for the country to experience consistent downtrend in crimerates! go gma’ers! lol

  • kulittwit

    Really good news.

    Considering today more people actually report crimes to police outposts na nagkalat sa mga major throughfares.

    Consistent ang pagbaba ng crimes two years in a row.

    Kudos to the PNP. God bless the Philippines.

  • Renato_SUPOT_Pacifico

    nakupo bago kayo mag-sipalakpakan diyan !

    mga ungas, PNP ang naglabas ng report na ito.  isa ang PNP sa malaking pugad ng crime at corruption sa ating bansa.

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