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At 4% crime increase in April Proactive police efforts bag more non-index criminals

At 4% crime increase in April Proactive police efforts bag more non-index criminals

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At 4% crime increase in April Proactive police efforts bag more non-index criminals

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Major Jovito Atanacio explains to the PPOC the crime situation in Bohol during the recent meeting of the council. Bohol sees an increase in crimes in April but it was largely because of the proactive roles of police in crime busting. (rac/PIA-yBohol)

Police are getting more and more proactive against crimes in Bohol, causing more stir among criminals especially in the field of crime enforcement on special laws.

Gone are the times when police just wait at the stations until some individuals ask them to act on a crime and they come.

Now, Bohol police, grossly outnumbered as they are 1:1000+, are out in the field, spreading visibility and swooping down on illegal drug trade and other forms of criminalities not included in the Revised Penal Code, explained Camp Dagohoy Operations Chief Police Superintendent Jovito Atanacio.

Data from the Bohol Police Headquarters in Camp Dagohoy revealed that cops added 38 more non index operations from their March 2015 record of 331 to cap a 369 crime blotter accomplishment.

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Supt Atanacio pointed this out during the recent Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) Meeting at the Governor’s Mansion earlier this week.

This too as Bohol sees some 30 crime cases over last month when local blotter entries all over the province reached 790 index and non index crimes from 760 in March this year.

This sums up a 4% increase in crimes over the month, Supt Atanacio showed on powerpoint presentation during the usually excellently attended of all muti-sectoral meetings.

The police also scored 1% increase in solved cases for the month, and its crime some 3% increase in cleared cases.

Camp Dagohoy earlier explained that as soon as cases are filed in courts, these are considered solved while cleared cases constitute those police have set up the proper papers and the alleged suspects are now being sought to answer for the crimes.

And just like the previous month, physical injuries at 41%, theft (35%) and robbery (11%) topped the month’s crime types although a noted decrease is recorded in all three cases types.

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Major Atanacio reported less 9 physical injuries in April against March and so with 5 cases decrease in both theft and robbery.

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Of Bohol’s 17 cases of physical injuries in April, 103 of these injuries are caused by vehicular accidents, police reports said. (rac/PIA-7Bohol)

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