Dumaguete City Acting Chief-of-Police Lt. Col. Joeson B. Parallag informed Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and the membership of the City Peace and Order Council that the number of crime incidents declined by 31.87% from 957 cases in January to October 2020 to just 652 for the same period in 2021.
Mayor Remollo and Liga ng mga Barangay President Dionie Amores, who chairs the Peace and Order Council, commended PNP Dumaguete for the significant decrease in the crime incidents and manifested their continued support to the law enforcement agencies to keep the city residents safer.
Specificall, index crimes include murder, homicide, physical injury and rape, and crimes against property such as robbery, theft, carnapping/carjacking and cattle rustling.
Specifically, 5 barangays namely Balugo, Banilad, Buñao, Mangnao and Tabuc-tubig registered zero index crime this year (January to October 2021) while Poblacion 1, Pobacion 5, Bajumpandan, Cantil-e and Motong reported just 1 crime incident for the whole year.
In contrast, Poblacion 3, being a place of convergence and center of commercial establishments, reported the most number of index crimes both in 2020 and in 2021 at 16 and 22 cases, respectively.
The other barangays with a high number of index crimes are Barangay Daro [10], Bagacay [8], Candau-ay [8] and Taclobo [6].
Only Barangays Balugo and Tabuctubig consistently reported zero index crimes for the same period both in 2020 and 2021 while Banilad which reported 11 in 2020 managed to bring down the crime rate to zero in 2021.
However, the number of rape cases increased from 6 in 2020 to 17 in 2021 which are now filed in court or for filing.
And from 8 murder cases in 2020 only 1 murder case was committed in 2021 in Barangay Taclobo, which is also filed in court.
P/Lt. Col. Parallag stressed that the decrease in crime incidents is the result of the strategic deployment of personnel using the crime clock, map, intelligence, police operations, checkpoints and massive information on crime prevention tips.