Bataan crime rate down 45.70%

BALANGA CITY — Crime rate in Bataan is down 45.70 percent this year.

During the Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council virtual meeting, Police Provincial Director PCol. Joel Tampis said a total of 1,796 incidents were recorded from January-November 30 which is significantly lower compared to the 3,308 incidents during the same period in 2019.

“The lowest crime incident reported this year was during April when the province was under Enhanced Community Quarantine while February was the highest,” he added.

“For this year we have a Crime Clearance Efficiency of 98.67% and Solution Efficiency of 91.20%,” Tampis disclosed.

Meanwhile, the Bataan Police continues implementing other programs amid their additional duties during the pandemic. 

These include campaigns against illegal drugs, illegal gambling and illegal logging. Also, the arrest of most wanted persons.

Relative to this, Tampis asked the council for the establishment of a Philippine National Police-Armed Forces of the Philippines Action Center in strategic locations in Bataan.

He is also looking at improving their provincial headquarters to establish a better and suitable working environment.

“It is evident by the recorded incidents in the province which are mostly solved and cleared through the effort of the police with active support of the community,” Tampis said. 

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