CHAPTER 5

Crime and Deliquency

     Crime incidence is a good indicator of the peace and order situation of an area.  Crime statistics throughout the country, however, generally suffer from undercoverage, the extent of which is not known. Thus, an area with a higher crime rate than other area does not necessarily mean that the former is relatively less peaceful and orderly than the latter.  Moreover, this limitation must also be considered when comparison is done overtime.

 

Crime Volume

      There were a total of 345 crimes reported in the province in 2008 which was only 53.41 percent of the crime volume in 2002. Of the total crime volume, 242 were index crimes and 103 were non-index crimes.

            Murder cases constituted 67 of the recorded index crimes followed by physical injury, 54 cases; rape, 45 cases; and 76 other cases of homicide, robbery and theft.

Related Tables...

Table 1. Crime Volume and Crime Rate by Type of Crime: 2002 to 2008


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