TAGBILARAN CITY, October 8 (PIA)--Total crime volume in September dropped 89 cases compared to the previous month, recording a noticeable 14.31% decrease in Bohol's crimes.
In a report to the Provincial Peace and Order Council rendered by Police Superintendent Villamor, in lieu of Police Colonel Dennis Agustin, Camp Dagohoy crime statisticians noted only 533 crime cases in September compared to the 622 crimes recorded in August.
Also, both index and non index crimes in September were considerably lower than August.
September recorded 299 and 234 index and non index crimes as against August's 330 and 290 respectively.
September however had a higher traffic related incidents (TRI) at 181, over 178, or 3 incidents more than the previous month.
Of the 181 cases, 112 of them are physical injuries mostly caused by top-speeding while driving or driving under the influence of liquor, PSupt. Villamor said.
Also of the 181 cases of traffic related incidents have caused 62 damage to property cases and 7 homicide cases.
For the first time in the year, theft, at 165 cases for September topped the crime types, followed by physical injury cases at 52 and robbery at 51 cases.
Theft is the most prevalent crime for the period covered, PSupt Villamor cited. On the types of theft, Salisi is the most recurrent.
In the previous months, physical injury cases lorded it over other crime types as Boholanos battle against robbery, theft and car-napping as four most common crimes here.
Police also noted 69 cases of salise, a theft characterized by the perpetrators waiting it out until the owners are not watching, before swooping on and taking valuables when no one is looking.
The month saw 37 salise-akyat bahay cases, 26 salise-establishment, 4 cases of salise in the park, and 2 cases of salise at terminals.
Over these, police have however said they have addressed this through implementation of public awareness campaign and increased police presence in malls and establishments. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)