MANILA -- Quezon City recorded the highest number of robbery and murder cases while Davao City had the most number of rape cases, according to a police tally in the second quarter.
The size of the 2 cities, among the country's most populous, was partly to blame for the volume, said Senior Supt. Benigno Durana, Philippine National Police spokesman.
The PNP recorded 42 rape cases in Davao City from April to June. Quezon City was second with 41, followed by Manila with 32, Cagayan de Oro with 24, and Zamboanga with 21.
Quezon City had the highest number of robbery and murder cases, PNP data showed.
A total of 221 robbery cases took place in Quezon City followed by Manila with 116, Caloocan 53, Bacolod 50, and Zamboanga with 49.
Forty-two murder cases were recorded in Quezon City followed by Caloocan with 41, Cebu with 25, Davao with 24, and Lapu-Lapu with 18.
Taguig had the highest number of homicide cases with 21. Pasig came in second with 11, Quezon City with 10, General Santos and Cotabato with 9 each, and Davao with 8.
Most of the recorded rape cases were committed inside homes, Durana said.
“Kasi you cannot police the dwellings, pero overall I can say na talagang bumaba yung mga rape cases outside of the homes. Usually ang rape cases are being committed by people who are actually known to the victim,” Durana said.
(You cannot police the dwellings but overall, I can say that the number of rape cases outside the homes went down. Usually, rape is committed by someone who actually knows the victim.)
Davao Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Marcelo Morales said policemen would coordinate with village officials to intensify information campaigns on rape.
"Pagdating sa rape cases, intensify po natin ang information drive sa mga kababaihan kung papaano makakaiwas na maging biktima ng rape at makipag coordinate din kami sa barangay," he said.
(When it comes to rape cases, we will internsify our information drive among women on how to avoid being a rape victim and we will also coordinate with the village officials.)
Quezon City had the highest crime volume among 36 chartered cities at 22,019 from January to July. Manila was second with 12,424 followed by Cebu City with 6,324, Makati with 5,517 and Pasig with 4,967.
Ormoc had the lowest crime volume with 253, followed by Cotabato with 400, Puerto Princesa with 466 and Iligan City with 734.
Naga City had the highest average monthly crime rate at 202.8 followed by Mandaue with 169.49, Pasay with 141.84 then Iloilo City, Mandaluyong and San Juan.
The average monthly crime rate is derived from the total number of recorded crimes versus the number of a chartered city’s population.
In terms of crime solution efficiency, Taguig came in first with 95.46 percent. Pasig came in second with 92.89 percent followed by Makati with 92.02 percent, Cebu with 90.59 percent and San Juan with 90.48 percent.
Malabon City had the lowest crime solution efficiency rate at 46.86 percent, followed by Quezon City with 47.66 percent, Cotabato with 52.25 percent, Puerto Princesa with 53.22 percent and Cagayan De Oro with 55.59 percent.
-- with a report from Bonna Pamplona, ABS-CBN News