Crimes drop by 14% in last 6 mos.

Attracting investors for Bohol may not be that hard anymore as crime busters performed well with 13.82 percent crime reduction in the last three months compared to November 2017 to January 2018.

Chamber officials have been keenly aware that a low crime rate is a great indication for peace and order and thus generally is a good place to settle one’s hard-earned capital.

Data shared by Bohol Police Provincial Office Bohol: Camp Francisco Dagohoy showed that criminality in Bohol took a further turn to the better with Provincial Commander PSsupt Angeles Geñorga taking the baton at the local crime reduction drive.

The same data was also shared during the recent Provincial Peace and Order Council meeting last Thursday at the Mansion.

Before Genorga assumed the top police command here last January 16, average monthly crimes in Bohol in the months of November to January reached 615 cases.

After the assumption of command mid-January, Col Geñorga hit the ground running, implemented longer police duty hours, strictly directed police stations and units to implement Oplan Sita, which could have brought the downtrend in monthly crime average.

And for the crime busting efforts, Bohol averaged 530 monthly cases in the last three months; February to April 20.

The crime trend also brought down both index and non index crimes.

Over the development, the Philippine National Police in Bohol have remained in focus on implementing active anti-crime operations especially with Oplan Sita, which has been effectively reducing motor vehicular accidents.

At this, Camp Dagohoy said the average monthly crime rate by April is 31.98, which is the lowest by far in the last 6 months.

For the average monthly index crimes rate, police authorities reported 6.82 index crime rate, a clear positive note compared to the over 30 monthly index crime rates which were considered normal in 2017.

Police have also showed a decreasing crime solution efficiency as can be gleaned by the increase from 65.09 in November in 2017 to 69.16 this April, Camp Dagohoy pointed out.

This means that 69.16% of 441 cases have been solved: the suspects arrested, the case solved.

And from a 69.03 crime clearance efficiency in November of 2017, authorities improved to 72.34 with police identifying the suspects and appropriate crimes have been filed in proper courts.

The good crime solution record also bids well with Bohol shifting on to the fiesta mood this May. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)

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