Crime Volume Down In Bacolod


The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) reported a 24.04 percent decrease in crime volume in the city from Nov. 1 to 14, this year compared to the same period last year.

Chief Insp. Sherlock Gabana, public information officer of BCPO, said yesterday both the index and non-index crimes dropped in the first two weeks this month with the sustained enhanced management police operations.

Index crimes or violations against person and property, comprise the eight focus crimes including murder, homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery, theft, carnapping, and stealing of motorcycles, which decreased by 50 percent – from 40 incidents last year to only 20 in 2018.

During the 14-day period, theft cases were down by 62.5 percent — from 16 in 2017 to only six this year.

Non-index crimes, which mostly include reckless imprudence resulting to homicide, physical injury, and damage to property, and violations of other special laws, among others, declined by 7.81 percent — from 64 in the previous year to 59 this year.


Meanwhile, the Bacolod police conducted 18 anti-illegal drug operations during the two-week period, which led to the arrest of 26 persons, including one high value target and 21 newly-identified personalities. A total of 48 cases were filed.

Various operating units seized 63.28 grams of suspected shabu with a street value of P949,201.50 and 173. 103 grams of marijuana valued at P39,913.69.* (Nanette Guadalquiver,NDB)

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