LOOK: Overall Crime Rate Falls In First Five Months Of Duterte Presidency, Wow!

"The Philippines is now safer from theft, carnapping, robbery, physical injury, and rape."
Crime Rate Falls In First Five Months Of Duterte Presidency
Authorities said that the volume of crimes in the Philippines dropped 31 percent in the first five months of President Rodrigo Duterte's presidency compared to the same period a year ago, CNN Philipines reported.

Philippine National Police's Crime Research Analysis Center said the index crime volume declined to 55,391 in July-November 2016, from 81,064 a year ago.

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar in a statement said:

The Philippines is now safer from theft, carnapping, robbery, physical injury, and rape.
Crimes against persons dropped 12.25 percent to 25,438 cases, the police said. But this category saw a surge in murders by 51 percent, while it reported drops of 1.6 percent in homicide and 11.65 percent of rape.
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Another data showed crimes against property posted a significant slide to 42.5 percent in this five-month period.

In July-November 2016 from the same period a year ago, the PNP report showed the volume of crime decreased by 12.4 percent to 244,637.

Sec. Andanar urged Filipinos to cooperate with the police in lowering the crime rate further.

I am calling on the people to continue cooperating with the police to further bring down crime incidents in the country.