December 26, 2012 in Uncategorized
By ANALYN REBECCA EISMA
BAGUIO CITY — “We are currently investigating the crime rate data of last year, because we are seeing around 2000-3000 unreported criminal cases,” said Chief Superindent Benjamin Magalong in the Police Regional Office- Cordillera Accomplishment Report shared last December 19, at the KAPIHAN Media Forum.
He said that the offices currently on probe could not yet be disclosed but he assured the CAR residents that they are doing their jobs. “Let us be on watch, we will inform the people as soon as we finish the investigation,” Magalong sai on the increased crime rates due to underreporting of the previous police administration.
Magalong cited discrepancy of blotter records and the official provincial reports submitted in 2011, “That is why we cannot compare our data. Right now, we validate our crime rate through the GIS base crime analysis. What we can assure you is that we are giving you the present more truthful records than those made in previous years.”
Some of the highlights in the said accomplishment report was the 46% decrease of murder incidents and the 50% decrease of private armed groups in Abra province.
With the keen administration and persuasive implementation in the Regional command, Cordillera police also captured 133 of the Top Most Wanted Persons and 1,347 Wanted Persons this year.
According to Magalong, “Deputy Director General Alan Purisima directs us (police) to a new strategic focus using the Patrol Plan 2013 as a transformation program, he wants the regional directors on top of the exectution of orders.”
Magalong enumerated municipalities of Kalinga that they had declared as problem areas for election 2013 namely: Pinukpuk, Balbalan and Rizal; and seven municipalities in Abra due to “incooperation of the villagers and presence of left-leaning groups.” #www.nordis.net