Malacanang pleased with SWS survey of fewer crimes

Published September 20, 2018, 2:43 PM

by Patrick Garcia

By Genalyn Kabiling

Malacañang is pleased that fewer Filipino families have fallen victims to common crimes in the country based on the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (Jansen Romero/ MANILA BULLETIN)
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
(Jansen Romero/ MANILA BULLETIN)

“Bumaba pa po ang numero ng krimen at ang taumbayan na mismo ang nagsasabi nito [The number of crime has decreased and the people are the ones saying this],” Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said during a Palace press briefing

“We welcome the good news that property crime, or crime that includes street robbery, burglars/break-ins, carnapping, and others, fell to 5.1 percent in June 2018, compared to 6.1percent in March 2018, according to the recent survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS),” he added.

Roque said the same survey showed a record-low 0.2 percent of families with members hurt by physical violence in the past six months.

The SWS survey, conducted last June, showed 5.3% (estimated 1.2 million) of families reported falling victim to common crimes within the past six months.

The pollster said this was 1.3 points lower than the 6.6% (estimated 1.5 million) in March 2018, and the lowest since the record-low 3.7% in June 2017.