Caloocan Mayor Oscar Malapitan said the city has registered 12.9 monthly index crimes last year in its bid to be an economic growth hub in northern Metro Manila.
In a report to the year’s first Peace and Order Council Meeting, Senior Supt. Bartolome Bustamante, police chief, said Camp Crame verified that Caloocan had the lowest average per 100,000 population in crimes against persons and properties compared with Quezon City, 47.42; Pasig City, 26.6; Valenzuela City, 22.3.
“Despite the fact that Caloocan has the lowest policeman-to-population ratio of 1:2,400 from the ideal 1:500 ratio, we still garnered the distinction of the most peaceful city because of the effective police visibility in the right places and in the right time of the day,” Malapitan said.
He recently turned over to Bartolome 21 brand-new Toyota Vios cars.
“An additional two police precincts were established in the northern area of the city and another 10 brand-new police cars were already purchased through public bidding, to beef up police patrols in north Caloocan,” Malapitan said.