North Cotabato crimes down in 2011

January 29, 2012 10:45 am 

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato, Jan. 28 – Crime volume in North Cotabato decreased to 1,341 cases in 2011, down 28 percent from 1,870 cases in 2010, according to North Cotabato Provincial Police Office

In a statement, the provincial police office said that out of the 1,341 cases in 2011, 613 cases were solved and 1,056 were cleared resulting in the PNP's crime solution efficiency rate of 45.71 percent.

It said that while most of the crimes had dropped, rape and car theft cases increased by 43 percent and 10.6 percent, respectively in 2011.

From 40 in 2010, rape cases went up to 70 last year while reported incidence on carnapping or motorcycle theft reached to 104 cases last year. The highest number of motorcycle theft was recorded in Kabacan town with 24.

In 2010, the total number of carnapping theft in the province reached to 94 cases.

Sr. Supt. Cornelio Salinas, North Cotabato police director, said efforts were being undertaken by the police and solicited the help of law abiding citizens in containing the rising cases of motorcycle theft.

He also ordered all town police chiefs to increase police visibility and create quick reaction team to run after car theft.

Salinas maintained that the police was more focus on preventive measures as far as motorcycle theft is concerned. (PNA)

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