PNP: Quezon City has highest number of index crimes

Katerina Francisco

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PNP: Quezon City has highest number of index crimes
Metro Manila's most populous city records a total of 65,514 index crimes within a 5-year period, the highest nationwide, according to the Philippine National Police


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. 

Quezon City 961 966 18,470
Manila City 712 603 16,686
Cebu City 806 189 7,935
Davao City 1,032 245 7,001
Cagayan de Oro City 383 165 4,713


Quezon City 27,838 3,244 14,035
Manila City 21,861 1,706 11,458
Cebu City 22,513 1,096 6,258
Davao City 19,671 457 9,278
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)

1 Quezon City 1,122
2 Davao City 843
3 Manila City 746
4 Zamboanga City 574
5 Bacolod City 444
6 Cagayan de Oro City 367
7 Angeles City 364
8 General Santos City 356
9 Cebu City 272
10 Baguio City 253
11 Lapu-Lapu City 248
12 Puerto Princesa City 247
13 Iloilo City 188
14 Naga City 178
15 Mandaluyong City 172

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. –

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