PNP: Focus crime rate down in first week of 2024 | Inquirer News

PNP: Focus crime rate down in first week of 2024

By: - Reporter / @FArgosinoINQ
/ 06:21 PM January 15, 2024



MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police has recorded a 37.32 percent decrease in focus crimes in the first 11 days of the year compared to the same period last year,  PNP chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr. said.

“Notably, we have witnessed a reduction from 1,218 incidents to 765, marking a significant decline of 37.19 percent. Furthermore, focus crimes have exhibited a considerable decrease from 1,211 to 759 during the same period, signifying a reduction of 37.32 percent,” Acorda told reporters in a press conference on Monday. 


The PNP said focus crimes involve cases of murder, robbery, theft, rape, physical injury, and vehicle theft.


Acorda added that the PNP has carried out 719 operations which resulted in the confiscation of illegal drugs valued at more than 70.9 million pesos and the arrest of 1,801 individuals.

The campaign against illegal possession of loose firearms, Acorda reported, resulted in the apprehension of 155 persons and the confiscation or recovery of 673 firearms.

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