Talisay crime figures drop in 2012: Cop chief-A A +A
Friday, January 4, 2013
THE Talisay City Police Station noted a significant decrease in crime rates in 2012 compared to the previous year.
Supt. Eddie Recamara, Talisay police chief, said from January to November 2012 there were 438 cases that reached the police desk, which is lower by 138 cases compared to the 576 in 2011.
According to the comparative crime statistics report presented by Recamara to reporters yesterday, non-index crimes or crimes against persons and properties fell to 294 incidents in 2012 compared to 2011’s 333, showing a decrease of 39 cases.
But while index crimes showed a downtrend, non-index crimes went up to 144 in 2012, compared to the 108 in 2011.
Non-index crimes are violations of special laws, such as those against illegal drugs,
gambling, logging, fishing; loose firearms; and other offenses related to environmental laws.
Despite the increase in the non-index crimes, Recamara attributed the significant decrease in crime rates to the anti-criminality measures they have implemented, such as the intensified police visibility, patrols and intelligence operations.
Recamara said the cooperation of the public also helped in the reduction of crimes, as well as the support of the Talisay City Government by providing the logistical needs of the law enforcers.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 04, 2013.