Davao Region worst at solving riding-in-tandem shootings – PNP data

MANILA, Philippines – Davao is the worst region at solving riding-in-tandem shootings, based on data that Rappler acquired from the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Out of 74 riding-in-tandem killings recorded by cops from October 11, 2017 to May 21, 2018, only 6 have been either solved or cleared. (READ: 4 killed a day by riding-in-tandem gunmen in the Philippines)

The PNP labels a case as solved if at least one suspect has been arrested and taken to court. It calls cases cleared, meanwhile, if at least one suspect has been identified.

This gives Davao a crime solution efficiency rate of 8.11% for riding-in-tandem cases, the lowest out of all regions. The disappointing rate comes despite martial law in Mindanao, which authorities have branded as a big help in maintaining public order and safety.

Davao City, the region's most developed metropolis, is the hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte and is touted to be among the safest in the country.

Davao's poor performance was followed by Metro Manila, which registered a crime solution efficiency rate of 10.68%. Out of 103 riding-in-tandem killings, only 11 have been classified as solved or cleared in the National Capital Region.

The PNP has yet to provide a breakdown of where the shootings happened at the provincial, city, or municipality level, as it had only begun gathering data in October 2017, after cops were removed from the government's bloody anti-drug campaign. – Rappler.com

Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers security, crime, and the city of Manila for Rappler. He was chosen as a Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.