Crime volume in ZamPen dips PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 18 October 2015 14:21


DIPOLOG CITY,– A decrease in crime volume has been noted in Zamboanga Peninsula, according to the Police Regional Office (PRO)-9.

In a special meeting held here recently by the members of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC)-9, PSSupt. Jose Chiquito M. Malayo of PRO-9 reported that the crime volume in the region for January to September 2015 had accounted for 12,995 from 15,591 of the same period last year.

Malayo also disclosed that the crime solution efficiency (CSE) in the region had increased to 20.19 percent and the crime clearance efficiency (CCE) to 21.87 percent.

CSE refers to the crimes solved with the suspects arrested while CCE means the suspects have been identified but not arrested.

Moreover, Malayo also reported that four bombing incidents happened in the region from January to September this year and all these occurred in Zamboanga City.

Zamboanga del Norte Governor Roberto Y. Uy, RPOC-9 chair, called for a special meeting following the kidnapping of an Italian national, Rolando del Torchio, in Dipolog City last Oct. 7.

The victim, who runs a pizza parlor, was seized by the suspects who allegedly belong to the kidnap-for-ransom group operating in the area.

Hot pursuit operations against the suspects to rescue the victim are still going on. (FPG/PIA9)