DAVAO City Police Office’s (DCPO) Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) said reported that most of the apprehended rape suspects in Davao City are unemployed or jobless individuals.

In the data provided by the DCPO-WCPD on November 9, 2022 during the AFP-PNP Press Conference, 17 rape cases since January 22 were found to be caused by suspects who have no jobs.

The second most common occupation of rape suspects is freelance laborers with 12 cases, followed by students (10), construction workers (8), and drivers (8).

Data also showed most of the rape offenders are from ages 26-35 years old with 43 cases in 2022.

DCPO-WCPD said out of 123 cases reported from January to October 2022, there are 40 arrested offenders, 79 at large, 1 turned over to shelter, 1 DIPO (died in police operation), and 1 released.

They said most of the victims of rape cases in Davao are minors.

“Most of the victims are minors who can be easily manipulated and dominated by much older men, as data shows most of the suspects are male adults,” DCPO-WCPD said.

Meanwhile, DCPO-WCPD said their crime clearance and solution efficiency is 100 percent in both 2021 and 2022.

“Victims are now empowered and well aware of the law protecting them through our intensified advocacy campaign such as raising awareness in all platforms, lectures, barangay visitation, IEC (information and education campaign) distribution, and other information dissemination activities with our partner agencies in DCPO,” they said. KSD