Police: It’s more safe in Iloilo City-A A +A
Monday, October 8, 2012
IT IS safer to visit, enjoy and invest in Iloilo City these days based on the records of the National Economic Development Authority (Neda) as submitted by the Philippine National Police (PNP).
The PNP latest report showed the crime volume, incidence rate and solution efficiency rate from the second quarter of 2011 up to the present.
Iloilo City, a highly urbanized city and regional center of Western Visayas, emerges as the safest area in the region.
Neda assistant regional Raul Anlocotan said the crime situation in Iloilo City has gone down. He also lauded efforts of City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and the Iloilo City police office headed by Senior Superintendent Marietto Valerio.
The round table discussion with the local media and information officers of government agencies on Monday, October 8, is expected to enhance awareness and understanding of media personnel and government information officers about the basic statistical terms used by the government.
The police report showed that Iloilo City has gone down its crime volume from 421 in the second quarter of 2011 to 262 in the second quarter of 2012, thereby posting a 37.76 percent change.
As compared to Bacolod City, in other highly urbanized city in Western Visayas, the Negros Occidental city posted 533 crime volumes in the second quarter of 2011 and 605 crimes in the second quarter of 2012, which posted a 13.50 percent change.
As to the crime incidence rate, Iloilo City posted down a significant decline from 31.97 to 19.89 percent in the same period with a 37.78 percent change as compared to Bacolod with 31.50 to 35.76 and posting an increase of 13.52 percent change in the same period.
Crime solution efficiency also posted an increase from 46.08 to 62.97 percent by posting 36.64 percent change in the same period. Bacolod City posted a negative 65.41 percent change from 66.41 percent to only 22.97 percent during the same period.
Anlocotan said that with these developments on the peace and order situation in Iloilo City, it should not be a surprise that investors would come and settle in the city before considering other areas in Western Visayas.