MANILA - Fewer crimes are recorded in Metro Manila during the "ber" months, according to police data from 2016 to 2018.
In 2018, the National Capital Region Police Office recorded an average of 1,077 crime incidents from September to December versus an average of 1,149 crimes during non-"ber" months.
The figure was lower than that of 2017, which recorded an average of 1,339 crimes during "ber months" and an average of 1,414 during non-"ber" months.
In 2016, an average of 1,535 crimes were recorded from September to December, compared with an average of 1,725 crimes during non-"ber" months.
This year, police recorded an average of 981 crime incidents from January to August.
NCRPO said the continuous drop in crime rate is due to their intensified police intervention and campaign against illegal drugs and other crimes.
The public is also more vigilant nowadays, police added. -- Report from Michael Delizo, ABS-CBN News