DAVAO City — Davao City Police Office (DCPO) has reported a decrease in the recorded crime volume for 2018 due to the intensified campaign against criminality.
The crime volume comparison between 2017 and 2018 is down to 34.29 percent, according to Senior Insp. Maria Teresita Gaspan, DCPO spokesperson.
DCPO previously recorded a total crime volume of 7,576 cases for 2017 while in 2018 authorities only recorded a number of 4,978 cases.
Gaspan said the decrease of a number of crimes attributed to three major factors such as the intensified campaign “Oplan Kalinaw” that subject criminal suspects to profiling and serving of warrant of arrests.
“This effort serves as a chilling effect to the criminals in the community,” said Gaspan.
Another is the intensified enforcement of the law and ordinances in the city, which Gaspan said an effort to conduct regular massive educational campaign and awareness to the public.
The third, she said, is the maximum police visibility in all areas in the city. DCPO has deployed enough personnel from checkpoints, to all public places and also augment personnel in every activities and event to ensure safety.
According to Gaspan, DCPO recorded 4,978 cases record in 2018 with the following crime distribution: Theft (34%), Physical Injury (25%), Robbery (13%) Motornapping (3%), Rape (15%), Homicide (1%), and Carnapping (1%). (davaotoday.com)