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CEBU CITY, Philippines – Even with the reopening up of the economy in 2022 and greater mobility among residents and visitors in the Visayas’ premier city, crime volume here decreased by 21.5%.
At a press briefing on Tuesday, August 30, Police Lieutenant Colonel Maria Theresa Macatangay of the Cebu City Investigation Detection and Management Unit (CIDMU) said crime volume from January 1 to August 25 in 2021 reached 651.
For 2022, crime volume for the same period decreased to 511 – a decline of 140 cases or 21.5%.
“This means that Cebu City is generally peaceful and your local police can manage the peace and order,” Macatangay said.