Cebu City has highest crime rate in Central Visayas, say police

InterAkyon.com reports: "The Police Regional Office (PRO) 7's crime statistics showed that Cebu City posted the highest number of crimes in Central Visayas with 1,137 cases in the past two months."

InterAkyon.com reports: "The Police Regional Office (PRO) 7's crime statistics showed that Cebu City posted the highest number of crimes in Central Visayas with 1,137 cases in the past two months." However, the report quoted Senior Supt. Mariano Natuel, chief of the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division (RIDMD), who said that "the number showed a drop of 139 cases in the region compared to the same period last year that had 1,276 cases."

That being said, based on the current crime numbers, "at least 18 crimes occurred in Cebu City every day." Natuel pointed out that Cebu City also had a "bigger population and has more economic activities."

 

The other areas listed were Cebu province with 960 cases; Bohol with 518; Negros Oriental with 471; Lapu-Lapu City with 310; Mandaue City with 290; and Siquijor (the smallest province in the region) with 18.

 

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