ANGELES CITY- The local government here in coordination with the Angeles City Police Office (ACPO) has recorded a significant decrease of 18.40 percent in the total crime rate in this highly-urbanized city.
Comparative Crime Statistics (CCS) showed a crime rate decrease from 59.61 percent to 41.21 percent with inclusive coverage dates from January to May of 2016 and January to May of 2017.
The report was presented by the ACPO City Director PSSUPT. Ronel Patrick Villacorte during the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) meeting convened on June 20 which was presided by its chairman, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, at the Mayor’s Office at the city hall.
Based on the data provided by the ACPO, there was a decrease in number of cases in robbery from 138 to 97 cases and theft from 224 to 123 cases while there is a single case of homicide dated from January to May of 2016 and January to May of 2017.
However, an increase in the number of victims was recorded in cases of murder from 4 to 6 , physical injury from 56 to 60, rape cases from 27 to 30 and cases of carnapping from 52 to 62 of the same covered dates of 2016 and 2017.
Mayor Pamintuan, who chairs the CPOC urged the coordinating body to remain on their feet as the threat against the public safety and security is compromised.
“The country is facing challenges in the bout of security crises and here in Angeles, we should not be complacent that is why the CPOC is doing everything to safeguard the peace and order scenario of the city,” said Pamintuan.
Furthermore, the council discussed and reviewed the different security challenges that the city has faced and is currently dealing with.
Updates on the Illegal Drugs Situation, Fire Incident Response and Statistics and Disaster Preparedness were also the focal agenda which were presented by the Angeles City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ACADAC), the Bureau of Fire Protection- Angeles City, and the Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (ACDRRMO).
The said agencies also presented their respective accomplishments for the first quarter of the year and their proposed activities and campaigns for the upcoming mid-year.
The City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) consists of coordinating bodies and agencies concerned in maintaining the unity and safety of the Angeleños in terms of disasters, mishaps and dispute.
Pamintuan assured the members of the council that he will provide the support needed to help the city’s peace and order task force in performing better at safekeeping the city and its people against danger.
The mayor also instructed the ACPO and to work hand-in-hand to monitor the security of the city and its constituents as it opens its new command center this year.
He also requested the support of the City Council headed by Vice Mayor Bryan Matthew Nepomuceno to improve the peace and order situation of the city through legislative measures.