Bohol crimes down 13 percent

Published December 19, 2018, 5:52 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Dave Albarado

TAGBILARAN CITY – The Bohol police reported a 13.26 percent crime volume decline from January to November 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, a report from Camp Dagohoy showed on Wednesday.

The report from Bohol Provincial Police Office was presented during the joint meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council and the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council at the People’s Mansion.

According to the statistics presented to the two bodies, there were 6,199 crimes reported from January to November 2018 compared to 7,147 reported from January to November 2017.
The index crimes dropped by 29.50 percent in 2018 compared to 2017 figures.

There were 1,642 index crimes reported in 2018 compared to 2,329 logged in 2017.

The volume of index crimes is the general barometer on how peaceful an area is.

The report showed that theft remained the top index crime in Bohol with 681 cases in the first 11 months of the year.

Physical injuries come in second with 520 cases.

Based on the same report, most of the crimes in Bohol are committed on a Sunday.

There have been 1,071 crimes reported on Sundays.

Meantime, the Bohol Police Provincial Office reported that about 2,342 grams of suspected shabu worth an estimated P P27,891,896 were seized in various operations from January to November 2018.