MANILA, Philippines – Incidents of crime reported to the police in eastern Metro Manila in 2018 were 5% fewer than in 2017, but arrests jumped to 30%.
This comparative report was presented Wednesday, June 5, by Brigadier General Christopher Tambungan, director of the Eastern Police District. Under EPD’s watch are Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, and San Juan.
Tambungan said there were 2,377 incidents of murder, physical injuries, and homicide in 2018. The number was 5% less than the 2,503 in 2017.
Reported street crimes dipped by 10% – from 302 in 2017 to 272 in 2018.
Worth noting was EPD’s apprehension rate, or the number of arrests which the police achieved from these crime reports. Tambungan said EPD improved its apprehension rate by 30% from 996 arrests in 2017 to 1,693 in 2018.
The EPD’s accomplishments and plans were presented during an advisory council summit held in San Juan.
Aside from EPD top brass, those in the summit were officials of the 4 cities under its jurisdiction. – Rappler.com