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Of a total crime volume of 222,303 in the National Capital Region from January to November 2013, around 52 percent, or 114,559, of the crimes were considered “solved,” according to the National Capital Region Police Office.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Niña P. Calleja
The employment rate in the National Capital Region went up by 2.38 percent during the third quarter of 2013 as more people signed up for work compared to those who were fired or voluntarily quit their jobs, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced.
The National Capital Region (NCR) recorded the most number of measles cases in the country in 2013, the Department of Health (DOH) Assistant Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag said in his Twitter account.
According to the Department of Health, the National Capital Region recorded the highest number of fireworks-related injuries from Dec. 21, 2012, to Jan. 5, 2013, with 521 cases. The cities with the most number of injuries are Manila with 168 cases and Quezon City with 120 cases. San Juan and Pateros had the least number of fireworks-related injuries, with 2 and 3 cases respectively. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
The National Capital Region posted 6.8 percent, or 8,512 out of the 124,290 dengue cases reported nationwide from Jan. 1 to Sept. 14, 2013. This was 66.3 percent lower than the 25,268 dengue cases in Metro Manila during the same period last year.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
As of December 2012, there were 9,375 banks in the country, according to data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Of this figure, about 32 percent, or 2,993, were in the National Capital Region.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
There were a total of 413 recorded fireworks-related injuries in the country from Dec. 21, 2012, to Jan. 1, 2013, according to data from the Department of Health. Of the figure, which was 17 percent lower than the previous year, 241 were from the National Capital Region. They accounted for 58 percent of the total, the highest number posted among all the regions.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
In 2012, families in the National Capital Region earned an average annual income of P380,000, the highest among the country’s regions, according to the recent Family Income and Expenditure Survey. The country registered an average annual income of P234,000 in the same year. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
About 7 percent of children aged 6 to 17 years living in the National Capital Region are not attending formal school, according to the 2011 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey. This was the lowest proportion among regions in the country while the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao posted the highest at 16 percent.
About four percent of children aged 17 and younger who are in the National Capital Region live in poor families, according to the 2011 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey. This was the lowest proportion among regions in the country. The national percentage during the same period was 28 percent.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
November is National Reading Month. According to the 2012 National Book Development Board Readership Survey, 97 percent of Filipino adults in the National Capital Region are readers. The same survey showed that 92 percent of adults in the Metro read books; 86 percent prefer newspapers; 56 percent, magazines; and 41 percent, comics.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
There are over six million registered voters in the National Capital Region (Metro Manila), according to the Commission on Elections. This accounts for 11.4 percent of the 54 million registered voters nationwide.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research