MANILA, Philippines - More thieves strike in Metro Manila during Monday nights, while fewer are on the prowl on Wednesday mornings, police said Thursday.
In a study conducted by the Philippine National Police (PNP) to prevent crimes in the metropolis, authorities found out that most theft cases occur Monday and fewer happen in midweek.
Many armed robbery cases, meanwhile, are recorded during Sundays.
The study also showed that most thieves choose to strike from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Fewer theft cases also also happen from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr., head of the PNP public affairs office, told ABS-CBN's Bandila that police have also identified 21 crime hotspot areas in Metro Manila.
The Southern Police District is now keeping an eye on Santo Niño in Pasay, Ayala in Makati, Baclaran in Parañaque, and Alabang, Muntinlupa.
The Quezon City Police District, meanwhile, is focused on Baler, Talipapa, Batasan, and Kamuning.
The Manila Police District is tasked with securin Santa Cruz, Sampaloc, and Ermita.
Crime hotspots under the jurisdiction of the Northern and Eastern Police Districts have also been identified.
Cerbo said the 21 hotspots are not just the areas that police will monitor.
He said more law enforcers will be deployed on street patrols amid the onset of the Christmas season. - report from Jeck Batallones, ABS-CBN News