CAMIGUIN, Oct. 17 (PIA)–With the augmented police personnel, strengthened measures to safeguard the area and intensified advocacy on various laws, the Camiguin Provincial Police Office reported crime rate drop from 138 in 2017 to 89 in 2018.
During the Joint Meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) on October 9, Provincial Director PSSupt Robert Roy Bahian said the highest index crimes were recorded in Mambajao with 31.
Other towns marked minimal index crimes such as Mahinog with 21, Sagay, 15, Catarman 12 and Guinsiliban, 9.
Bahian said the most committed crime is physical injury with 13 reported cases followed by theft (3), robbery (3) and rape (1).
PNP-Camiguin also acted on illegal gambling arresting 35 persons where 8 were involved in illegal numbers game and 27 on other forms of illegal gambling. They have also conducted 419 operations, confiscating a total of Php5,498.50.
On drug-clearing operations, Bahian said they have already cleared 28 barangays out of the 50 drug-affected barangays as of October 5, 2018. Sagay only needs to clear two more barangays for the area to be declared as the first drug-free municipality in the region.
Aside from their usual operations, PNP-Camiguin also visits barangays, schools and even houses to inform the Camiguingnons on the existing laws particularly on physical abuse, violence against women and their children, terrorism, theft, rape and other crimes. (RTP/PIA10)