According to PNP (Philippine National Police), the number of crimes in the nation has gone down by 9% compared to last year’s amount of recorded crimes. The PNP recorded a total of 473,068 in 2018, 47,573 less than their report indicated in 2017.
They also reported that murder cases dropped by 22%, cases of physical injuries went down by almost 30%, and most impressive was the drop in robbery cases registered at 10,870 in 2018 to 16,076 to 2017.
It seems that this administration can do something right after all despite what detractors say. In fact, PNP spokesman Senior Superintendent Bernard Banac credited the efforts of the Duterte government for bringing down crime rates.
“The intensified law enforcement operations and the drug war have direct bearing on the decrease in the total crime volume nationwide,” Banac said
Duterte’s 2016 Presidential Campaign heavily highlighted his stance against crime and illegal drugs and a recent survey by the SWS showed that the number of drug users have decreased, resulting in fewer drug related crimes.