Friday, October 31, 2014

DILG, PNP declare crackdown on crime

From the Website of DILG

DILG, PNP declare crackdown on crime

CAMP CRAME - During the weekly meeting with the NCR Police Office (NCRPO), Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas urged the different units of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to intensify their crime-fighting efforts to make the streets of Metro Manila safer for its dense population.

"Our efforts to improve PNP's operations are not occurring in a vacuum. As we move towards progress, we also need to revisit our strategies and streamline our processes to catch law breakers at the shortest time possible," the secretary explained.

A few months ago, the DILG introduced a set of changes under a specific, measurable, attainable, replicable and time-bound (SMART) policing strategy, which will harness specific, programmatic and deliberate measures to address the criminal situation in the country, starting from the nation's capital.

"We've been working on this for months now, starting from data gathering, crime monitoring and police operations. With the changes underway, we expect to see better numbers in the future," Sec. Roxas commented.

During the meeting, statistics based on newly implemented crime monitoring tools of the PNP revealed that there have been significant changes in Metro Manila's crime status. The NCRPO reported a downward trend in all crimes in the region for the past two weeks. Murders and homicides slid down from 32 to 26 cases. The number of reported robbery and theft incidents decreased from 611 to 548. Car napping went down from 10 to 3 while motorcycle napping was at 37 from 58.

Some city police offices in NCR showed laudable performance, particularly in the cities of Pasig and Caloocan. The significant reduction of criminal activity in these cities contributed to the overall decrease in NCR's statistics. For the first time, Quezon City showed a slight drop in robbery and theft incidents from 234 to 187 cases.

However, the secretary admitted that the PNP has yet to take the necessary steps to institutionalize the new practices to keep crime rates at minimal levels for longer periods of time.

"This is in line with the reform agenda of the government. While everybody else is doing their jobs, our joint initiatives can attest to the fact that the men and women in blue uniform are also faithfully doing theirs," said Roxas.

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