While the police has been waging an all-out war against illegal drug trade in the province, the incidence of motorcycle theft, murder and rape jumped significantly in the month of April, 2016.
This was the report presented at the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) monthly meeting on May 23, 2016 at the Governor’s Mansion.
Police Superintendent Ricky Deliles, Deputy Chief, Operations Branch and Public Information Officer of the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) gave the provincial crime statistics overview even as he expressed caution not to let their guards down in their battle against all forms of criminality.
Data showed that for the month of April carnapping of motorcycles jumped from 6 to 10, murder 8 and rape 6 cases as compared to the month of March.
Five were reported killed in gun related cases in the towns of Alicia, Sagbayan, Tagbilaran City, Carmen and Pilar while 3 persons were reportedly suffered gun shot wounds in Dimiao, Tubigon and San Isidro.
In the drive against illegal gambling, 24 were nabbed in the month of April.
But incidence of theft, robbery and physical injury dipped significantly for the month of April.
The all out war against drugs resulted in the arrests of 48 drug personalities yielding one kilo and 684.16 grams of shabu with an estimated street value of P19,873,088.00 in 30 drug operations.
For the period Mar 1-23, 2016, 44.4 grams of shabu worth P523,920.00 were seized from 23 suspected drug dealers while 97 cases were filed before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office for violation of RA 9165 known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
For statistical purposes crime classification is divided into index and non-index crimes. As defined by the PNP, index crimes involve murder, homicide, physical injury and rape, robbery, theft, carnapping/carjacking and cattle rustling.
Non-index crimes are violations of special laws such as illegal logging or local ordinances. (Chito M. Visarra with reports from Rey Tutas)