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CAMP MARCELO A. ADDURU, TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – Police Regional Office 2 through the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division (RIDMD) recorded a 36.52% drop of index crimes in Region 2 for the second quarter of 2024 as compared to the same period in 2023.

As reflected in the Peace and Order Indicator, PRO2 registered a total of 179 index crimes which is lower by 103 or 36.52% as compared to the 283 crimes recorded in April to June 2023. The statistical distribution of reported crimes includes 59 in Cagayan; 52 in Isabela; 51 in Nueva Vizcaya; 10 in Santiago City; 6 in Quirino and 1 in Batanes.

Index crimes are mainly Crimes against Persons, Crimes against Properties and other serious offenses. Theft decreased by 3 or 5.88% from 51 to 48; Rape decreased by 55 or 58.51% from 94 to 39; Physical Injury decreased by 23 or 50% from 46 to 23; Robbery decreased by 8 or 27.59% from 29 to 21; Murder decreased by 8 or 29.63% from 27 to 19 crimes; Carnapping of motorcycles decreased by 5 or 22.73% from 22 to 17; Homicide increased by 3 or 33.33% from 9 to 12; Special Complex Crime decreased by 3 or 100% from 3 to 0; and Carnapping motor vehicles decreased by 1 or 100% from 1 to 0.

Moreover, PRO2 also recorded a 2.17% decrease in non-index crimes with 813 registered crimes as compared to the 831 crimes recorded in the previous period. Non-Index Crimes include violations of Special Laws and local ordinances.

Meanwhile, the RIDMD also disclosed that a total of 144 Top Most Wanted Persons and 721 Wanted Persons were arrested in this year’s second quarter. Hence, PRO2’s Crime Solution Efficiency increased by 82.70% wherein a total of 1,487 cases were already solved.

PBGEN CHRISTOPHER C BIRUNG, PRO2 Regional Director acknowledged the outstanding efforts and dedication of the Gallant Valley Cops in significantly reducing index crimes in Cagayan Valley. He also expressed that he is honored to lead a team of individuals who exemplify the true essence of public service.

“We have achieved a remarkable decline in index crimes, a feat that reflects your professionalism and tireless commitment to serving and protecting our community. As we celebrate this significant achievement, let us not forget the words of our Chief PNP, “Sa Bagong Pilipinas, ang Gusto ng Pulis Ligtas ka.” Let this mantra serve as a guiding principle in all our endeavors, reminding us that the safety and well-being of our fellow Cagayanos should always be at the forefront of our actions,” PBGEN Birung further said.#