PALO,Leyte- Eastern Visayas has posted a decline of 5.44 percent in crime volume as a result of an intensified police drive against all forms of criminality, said Police Regional Director B/Gen. Dionardo Carlos.
“I would like to extend my gratitude for the support and unwavering commitment to curb criminality in Eastern Visayas. Let us help one another in making our community a safe place to live in,” he said.
From August 2018 to July 2019, Eastern Visayas recorded a total of 8,869 incidents compared to 9,379 incidents of the same period of last year or a ‘substantial’ decline of 510 incidents, Carlos added.
The Police Regional Office (PRO)-Eastern Visayas has recorded 89.30 percent crime clearance efficiency and 74.17 percent in crime solution efficiency, according to Lieutenant Colonel Ma. Bella Rentuaya, the police regional spokesperson.
Rentuaya said that crime volume constitutes index crimes which refers to offenses that are serious in nature such as rape, murder, homicide, physical injury, robbery, and theft.
The non-index crimes are mostly violations of the special laws like illegal fishing, logging, gambling, and others, she added.
Meanwhile, the police official said that the “notable decrease” in crimes is made possible by the combined efforts of the PRO-Eastern Visayas, other law enforcement agencies, local government units and the community.