METRO Manila’s crime rate went down by 58 percent during the first three years of the Duterte administration with National Capital Region Police Office director Major General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar attributing it to the effective anti-crime strategy and increased public trust and confidence in the police wwhich encouraged citizens to report crimes.
The official said the major crimes include murder and rape have declined by 57.69 percent in Metro Manila during the first 35 months of the Duterte administration. The other focus crimes are homicide, physical injuries, robbery, theft, and motor vehicle and motorcycle theft.
Eleazar said they recorded a 35.61 percent reduction in homicide cases; a 51.07 percent reduction in cases of physical injuries; a 70.16 percent reduction in cases of robbery; a 63.33 percent reduction in cases of theft; a 76.99 percent reduction in cases of motor vehicle theft; and a 61.66 percent reduction in cases of motorcycle theft.
The official yesterday presented the latest NCRPO statistics during the 15th Regular Council Meeting of the Regional Peace and Order Council headed by Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista at the Bay Leaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila.
Eleazar commended and thanked the LGUs for their indispensable support to the endeavors of the Philippine National Police especially in its plight against criminality.