CAMP OLIVAS, City of San Fernando, Pampanga – Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) Director Brig. Gen. Matthew Baccay reported that the crimes in the Central Luzon (CL) region has been cut down by 1,328 cases or 13.04% in the first quarter of this year.
Based on the Crime Information Reporting and Analysis System, a total of 8,858 crime incidents were recorded from January to March this year, which is 1,328 cases or 13.04% lower compared to the 10,186 cases in the same period last year.
“This significant decrease in crimes can be attributed to the leveling up of our anti-criminality measures, particularly on our anti-drug campaign. There is indeed a relationship between illegal drugs and the occurrence of crime. Through our relentless campaign on illegal drugs, there has been a notable crime reduction,” Baccay said.
“We continue to intensify the conduct of operations against illegal drug personalities and drug syndicates, not only concentrating on street pushers but also on our ‘high-value targets’ who are listed in our drug watchlist. We will have no let-up in eradicating illegal drugs in the region as well as in our anti-criminality efforts through enhanced managing police operations,” he added.