MANILA, November 10, 2017 — Robbery incidents have dipped sharply since 2016 and continue to go down steadily during the second half of 2017.
Philippine National Police (PNP) said a comparative analysis of robbery cases in January to October 2016 and during the same period in 2017 showed robbery incidents dropping 23.61%, or 4,311 cases fewer from 18,259 in 2016 to only 13,948 cases in 2017.
A monthly crime trend review showed robbery cases falling 44.89% from a high of 2,350 in January 2016, down to only 1,295 cases in October 2017, an all time-low level recorded over 22 months.
The PNP said all Police Regional Offices posted marked reduction in robbery incidents in their repective areas of responsibility during the January to October period.
Robbery is among the eight focus crime concerns in the PNP’s operational thrust on anti-criminality.
The PNP said the latest data of crime incidents involving Motorcycle Riding Suspects (MRS) showed robbery as the most prevalent among incidents perpetrated by criminals on two wheels.
Over a period of 26 days from October 10 through November 5, a total of 115 robberies were committed among 327 cases involving MRS.
Three of these MRS-related robbery incidents resulted in homicide, the PNP said. (PNP-PIO)