PH crime rate decrease 6.69 percent in Q2 – PNP
PH crime rate decrease 6.69 percent in Q2 – PNP
PH crime rate decrease 6.69 percent in Q2 – PNP
by Mary Antalan04 August 2023
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The country's crime rate decreased by seven percent in the second quarter of the year, the Philippine National Police reported.

According to the PNP Crime Research Analysis Center, 52,163 crimes were recorded from April 24 to July 30.

Comparing the 55,900 cases over the same period last year, the number is lower at 6.69 percent.

Meanwhile, crime decreased by 10.51 percent and 9.51 percent, respectively, in Luzon and Mindanao. While crimes in the Visayas increased by 8.42 percent.


Focus crimes such as murder, homicide, physical injury, robbery, theft, rape, and car theft decreased by 17.11 percent. Non-index crimes or violations of special laws dropped by 3.97 percent.

PNP Chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr. claimed that the lower crime rate reflects the efforts of the police in ensuring the safety and security of communities.

"We will continue to implement proactive measures to combat criminal activities and provide a safe environment for all citizens," Acorda said in a statement.

He emphasized the significance of targeting particular crimes and putting out focused strategies to further lower their prevalence.


The PNP Chief urged the public to remain vigilant and continue to cooperate with the police and other law enforcement agencies to maintain the downward trend in crimes.

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