Bohol crime watchers see a total of 12% decrease in crimes in Bohol in the last two months, which the Provincial Peace and Order Council see as a good start for the year.
According to a crime statistics comparison as presented by PSSupt Dennis Agustin, chief at Camp Dagohoy, crimes in January 2016 were 89 cases less than in December 2015.
In both months, Bohol’s index crimes reached 261 cases, while in the non-index crimes, December 2015 was much higher at 488 cases as compared to only 399 in January of the new year.
Total crime volume for December 2015 peaked at 749 while that of January 2016 was nailed at 660 crimes, Col. Agustin, Bohol’s number one police showed.
Except for the cases of murder, car-napping, theft and robbery of which 2016 posted higher numbers, index crimes in December 2015 proved more.
December 2015 had 9 more physical injury cases over January 2016’s 55 cases, homicide had 2 less cases in 2016 from the 3 cases recorded in December, rape is 1 case less from the 11 recorded in December last year and no cattle rustling transpired in Bohol in January against a case in December 2015.
Carnapping in Bohol in January increased four cases, theft by 1, robbery by 4, murder by 4, and these are the index crimes that reflected an increase from December cases.
Of the non index crimes, authorities at the police headquarters in Camp Dagohoy noted another 18% decrease of cases transpiring in BoholÂ in the first month of 2016.
From 247 traffic related incidents in December 2015, it went down to 206 in January or a difference of 41 cases while Violation of Special Laws in December was still 42 cases more compared to January’s 99.
There were 100 other non index crimes in December, a figure which was trimmed to 94 in January, according to the PPOC report.Â (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)