Bacolod crime rate down 40% in June

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Saturday, July 26, 2014


THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) reported a 40.3 percent decrease in crime volume in June, with only 4,700 incidents reported compared to the rate during the same period last year.

This was reported by Chief Inspector Noel Polines, head of BCPO Operations Branch, during the City Peace and Order Council meeting Thursday

Non-index crimes, which are violations of special laws such as illegal gambling, illegal drugs and illegal gambling, also decreased by 42.73 percent.

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In June, the BCPO’s crime clearance efficiency increased 23.38 percent from only 15.62 percent during the same period in 2013 while crime solution efficiency also increased by 8.36 percent.

The Bacolod police conducted 12 operations against illegal gambling resulting in 23 apprehensions and 12 filed cases along with the retrieval of two hand grenades, four low-powered and 23 high-powered firearms. Six persons were arrested, all with cases filed in court.

Also conducted were seven illegal drugs operations, causing 11 arrests and the confiscation of 20.32 grams of shabu and 247.733 grams of marijuana with total total amount of P241,757.86. Seven cases were filed.

In the campaign against wanted persons, the BCPO served a total of 23 warrants in June and 24 persons were arrested.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 26, 2014.

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