CAMP DAGOHOY, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, July 1, (PIA) --CRIMES in Tagbilaran City may have alarmed residents here, data shows however that the crimes this year are lower compared to those which found in police blotters last year.
City police authorities noted a 27% decrease in crime volume this year compared to the past year, a comparative crime volume graph presented by the city police, PSupt. Arcadio Jamora Jr. showed.
According to the presentation Jamora showed during the recent Talakayan sa Isyung Pulis (TSIP) Wednesday at Camp Dagohoy Multi-purpose Hall, crime volume from January to May this year recorded 324 incidents, which was slightly lower compared to the same period last year which recorded 442 incidents.
Superintendent Jamora, who assumed as city police chief last month said for the same period, 242 index crimes were noted compared to only 42 non-index crimes.
Of all crimes committed here in 2011, Supt. Jamora cited theft as the most alarming, followed by robbery and carnapping.
Bohol Police chief and PSSupt Constantino Baro, during the same forum said that the major contributing factor for theft is that owners have been taken advantage, and we open to these criminals the opportunity to commit crimes.
Theft cases registered in police blotters for the period numbered 149 cases. In fact, in Supt. Jamora’s graph, it showed that theft cases soared highest in January at 44 cases, then in May at 41 followed by February with 39 cases.
The newly assumed city top cop also showed that most cases of theft occur in Poblacion 2 at 51 cases, then at Cogon at 34.
Of the 43 robbery cases which peaked in the City fiesta month of May at 32, most of the cases happened between 6:00 PM to 4:00 AM at 34 cases of the total 61 rob cases. He also noted that most rob cases happened in Poblacion 2, Poblcaion 3 and Cogon, also the most densely populated districts here.
Carnapping cases in the city peaked in February at 12, most of them happening in Cogon and Poblacion 2 areas between 2:00-4:00 PM and 4:00-6:00 AM.
Since December 30 to May 26, the city recorded 58 street crime incidents, 11 fire-arms related crimes and 16 crimes perpetrated by motorcycle riding elements.
Since his assignment to the city police force, Jamora also said that in compliance with the “No plate, no travel Policy” since May 16 to June 5, the city police has impounded 84 motorcycles and vehicles, issued 102 citation tickets and 147 temporary operator’s permit in its checkpoint and city patrol operations.