CALABARZON’S CRIME RATE DROPS BY 8% ON FIRST QUARTER OF 2022

Roselle R. Aquino

Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba City – CALABARZON’s crime incidents have decreased by 8.16% or 1,142 incidents on the 1st Quarter 2022 as compared to the 4th Quarter of 2021 according to the data gathered from the Regional Investigation and Detection Management Division. 

CALABARZON’s Average Monthly Crime rate for the first quarter of year 2022 recorded an average of 16.86, which is 0.85% lower from the 17.01 Average Monthly Crime Rate that was recorded in the last quarter of year 2021. The crime against persons especially rape has decreased by 58, murder by 26 and physical injury by 12. Crimes along the streets have decreased by 37% from 165 to 128 while crime incidents in residential areas have decreased by 44% from 330 to 286.

According to authorities, this drop in crime rate can be attributed as an incidental effect of the relentless collaborative efforts in the grassroots level up to the top-most level of the PNP in order to maintain peace and order, especially during this election period. The strong and sincere desire of the PNP Command led by the Chief PNP Gen Dionardo Carlos to have a peaceful community and fair election is manifested by intensified police efforts such as, but not limited to, the strategic conduct of checkpoints, patrolling, police visibility and investigation among others. 

 “We would exert more attention on these areas and I already instructed the station commanders as well as the Provincial Directors to focus on doubling police visibility and intensify their safety awareness campaign to address these concerns,” said Brig Gen Antonio Yarra, the Regional Director of Police Regional Office 4A. 

With the drop of this quarter’s crime rate as compared to the last quarter of 2021, PRO CALABARZON will not settle and instead will continue to adopt means and measures to further improve in order to perform its mandate focusing on the maintenance of peace and order. 

“Considering that there are lot of concerns on our plate, we should not let our guards down and we will continue to improve our policies and police operations to achieve a more secured and safer CALABARZON communities,” Yarra added.