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Crime rate in the metro drops 9%, NCRPO says

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The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said on Sunday that crime incidence in Metro Manila dropped 9 percent in 2021, during the same period in 2020.

The NCRPO, in a statement said, the occurrence of index crimes in the metro dropped 13 percent, while non-index crimes dropped percent.

Murder incidents also dropped significantly. The NCRPO said murder incidents in the metro dropped to 490 in 2021, compared to 687 in 2020.

Cases of physical injuries also dropped to 741 cases in 2021, compared to more than 1,100 in 2020.

The NCRPO also said there were declines in the following crimes: Homicides dropped to 143 from 171; rape cases dropped to 997 from 1,083; robbery cases to 1,286 from 1,446; cases of theft dropped 3,094 from 3,187, carnapping of motor vehicles was down 115 from 126; and carnapping of motorcycles was also down to 526 from 631, Theft – 3,094 from 3,187.
The NCRPO further reported that “special complex crimes” dropped from 44 in 2020 to 33 in 2021.

In a statement, NCRPO director Maj. Gen. Vicente Danao said “the success in the fight against all forms of criminality, illegal drugs and terrorism may be attributed to the strengthened partnership we have developed with our community.”

Danao further cited that partnership between police and the community particularly in the area of information-sharing which resulted in quick resolutions of criminal cases.

Metro Manila is one of the most-densely populated cities in the work. Current data show that the metro is home to more than 13 million people and is a major hub for business and commerce.

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