MANILA, Philippines – Quezon City posted the highest number of index crimes from 2010 to 2015, according to data released by the Philippine National Police (PNP).
The PNP on Friday, April 1, released the list of the top 15 cities in the Philippines with the highest number of index crimes. These types of crime, according to the PNP, involve (1) crimes against persons such as murder, homicide, physical injury and rape, and (2) crimes against property such as robbery, theft, carnapping/carjacking, and cattle rustling.
Quezon City, the most populous city in Metro Manila with 2.76 million residents, had a total of 65,514 index crimes within the 5-year period.
The city of Manila came in at 2nd place with a total of 54,689 index crimes. Cebu City ranked 3rd with 38,797 index crimes, followed by Davao City with 37,684, and Cagayan de Oro City at 5th place with 31,345.
Davao City’s 4th place ranking in the PNP list also corresponds with an earlier statement of Liberal Party presidential candidate and former interior secretary Manuel Roxas II.
Roxas had slammed as a “myth” claims that Davao City was as safe and peaceful as city mayor and presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte claims it to be.
|Cagayan de Oro City||383||165||4,713|
|Cagayan de Oro City||20,100||1,142||4,842|
The other cities on the list are Baguio City (6th), Zamboanga City (7th), Iloilo City (8th), General Santos City (9th), Bacolod City (10th), Angeles City (11th), Makati City (12th), Iligan City (13th), Naga City (14th), and Mandaue City (15th).
Quezon City, Davao City, and Manila were also the top 3 cities with the highest number of rape cases nationwide, according to the PNP. (READ: The streets that haunt Filipino women)
|RANK||CITY||NUMBER OF CASES|
|6||Cagayan de Oro City||367|
|8||General Santos City||356|
|12||Puerto Princesa City||247|
The PNP also reported that it has arrested 832 of the 12,238 individuals on the most wanted list.
Meanwhile, 38 criminal gang members have been arrested between February 29 to March 31, 2016, representing 2.5% of the 1,533 members targeted by the police force. – Rappler.com