Police bares lower crime rate-A A +A
Sunday, September 23, 2012
SAN SIMON -- Local police here reported that the crime rate in this town has lowered, compared to that of the same period last year.
Chief Inspector Paul Gamido, town’s chief of police, said there were only 22 crimes recorded from January to August 2012, compared to 40 crimes recorded during the same period last year.
However, newly installed provincial police officer-in-charge Senior Superintendent R’win Pagkalinawan said: “Habang tumataas ang populasyon, tumataas ang krimen.”
The population of San Simon is now at approximately 50,000 residents.
Pagkalinawan also noted that the use of illegal drugs including shabu remains the town’s number one problem.
This is also believed to be the root cause of different crimes in the town.
In a related development, Governor Lilia Pineda, during the distribution of PhilHealth Insurance cards here, reiterated her support to the local police in their fight against criminality. (With reports from Roxette Timoteo/Intern)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 24, 2012.