Rey Anthony Chiu
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, December 15, 2012 (PIA) – November 2012 finds 77 less crimes in Bohol compared top the same period last year, a record that reflects the continuing downslide of crimes this year.
At the recent Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting at the Mansion December 13, Bohol Police chief Senior Superintendent Constantino Barot showed that crimes in last three months before December of 2011 were 231 (September), 244 (October) and 222.
The figures drastically slid to lower levels when police noted that in 2012, Bohol enjoyed a continuing downtrend with 178 (September), 172 (October) and 145 in November, Barot’s presentation to council members showed.
Reported at a time when Boholanos did not take lightly the notorious crimes including a grenade lobbing and a broad daylight slay of a city barangay chair, all in the last three months in Bohol, Barot took on the defensive and said significant crimes are reported but if we see the real big picture, we can see how really peaceful we are.
Of the crimes reported in November, theft still comprised the highest index crime committed at 37.39% of the crime pie all over Bohol.
Following theft is robbery, which owned another 26.27% of the crime pie for the month. Physical injuries ranked third among the top crimes in Bohol occupying 16.17% of the pie in November 2012, police records showed.
Over all of Bohol, the police provincial director said the total crime clearance efficiency (CCE), a new system used by the police in determining crime case disposition, is pegged at 54%, a fact which Barot said is already low.
This, according to Camp Dagohoy chief is 10% lower than the CCE of the previous month. He however immediately doused the police accomplishment down-dragger by saying that the 54% CCE this month is still high, when compared to the 39% efficiency rating in 2011.
He also explained that CCE is pegged as a crime considered cleared as soon as a crime suspect has been identified, nabbed and appropriate case is filed, but the victim and suspect arrived at a settlement.
This is different from the formerly used Crime Solution Efficiency when police get the credit after a suspect is identified, apprehended and corresponding cases have been filed in court. (30/sjp)