QCPD: Reports of major crimes decrease in 2017
Reports of various major crimes in Quezon City have declined by almost 20% in 2017, according to the data of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD).
QCPD director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar said a total of 5,725 crimes were recorded in 2017, a 19.92% decrease from 7,149 crimes reported in 2016.
The major crimes were classified as murder, robbery, theft, motorcycle theft, motor vehicle theft, physical injury and rape, Eleazar said in a statement on Sunday, New Year’s Eve.
Reports of robbery, from 1,454 in 2016, declined by 23.6% to only 1,096 incidents this year, the QCPD chief said.
Theft cases were also down by 23.63% to 2,366 incidents in 2017, compared to 3,098 reports in 2016, he said.
Motorcycle theft incidents also went down by 19.43%, while motor vehicle theft cases were down by 53.62 %, from 138 in 2016 to only 64 in 2017, Eleazar said.
The QCPD also recorded a decline in murder cases, from 331 incidents in 2016 down to 325 in 2017, a small 1.8% decrease.
Reports of rape also shrank by 23.62% from 271 incidents in 2016 to 207 this year, Eleazar said. Physical injury cases also decreased by 10.27%, from 1,451 in 2016 to 1,302 in 2017, he said.
Homicide cases, however, increased by 34, from 20 cases in 2016 to 54 cases in 2017, Eleazar said.
The QCPD chief attributed the decrease to the efforts of their personnel in working with the city’s different communities. /jpv
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