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Is your city safe? Understanding PNP crime statistics

Aug 27, 2018 - 8:11 PM

How can Naga City be 16th in crime volume, but 1st in crime rate? We explain why the Philippine National Police thinks so.

CRIME CITIES. The Philippine National Police release crime data on cities after President Rodrigo Duterte named Naga City as a shabu hotbed.

Crimes, except homicide, in the Philippines down by 21.8% in 2017

Dec 20, 2017 - 4:16 PM

Data from the Philippine National Police show the volumes of all index crimes have dropped, except for homicide, from 2016 to 2017

Robberies at all-time low in 22 months – PNP

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:39 AM

From 2,350 robberies in January 2016, the Philippine National Police records only 1,295 cases in October 2017 – a sharp 45% dip

ALL-TIME LOW. The PNP says robberies are at its lowest. Rappler file photo

Except for killings, all crimes drop in Duterte's 1st year

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:14 PM

While all crimes drop by 9 8 killings rise by 22 75 during President Rodrigo Duterte s first year in office

CRIME DOWN. Graphics by Alejandro Edoria

Umali: Data 'not necessary' to prove need for death penalty

Feb 15, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Representative Lawrence Fortun tells Representative Reynaldo Umali that crime incidence has gone down over the years but the latter believes data is immaterial to debates on the death penalty

THE SPONSOR. House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali defends the death penalty measure on February 15. Screengrab from

PNP: Quezon City has highest number of index crimes

Apr 01, 2016 - 2:03 PM

Metro Manila s most populous city records a total of 65 514 index crimes within a 5 year period the highest nationwide according to the Philippine National Police

SECURING THE POLLS. PNP chief Director General Ricard Marquez gives updates on security preparations for the May 2016 polls. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Osaka police hide 81,000 crimes to clean up image

Aug 01, 2014 - 1:48 PM

The deception which amounted to nearly 10 of all crimes in the area during that period meant that Tokyo appeared to have the worst national crime figures

OSAKA POLICE. File photo of Japanese police arriving at the Nagai stadium in Osaka on August 23, 2007. Robert Ghement/EPA

PNP wants to open ranks to non-college grads

Jul 18, 2013 - 8:30 AM

PNP chief Alan Purisima also reports an increase in the number of crimes and an improvement in the force s performance in the first half of 2013

Murders hit new record in Venezuela

Dec 28, 2012 - 9:02 AM

Venezuela was already considered the most violent country in South America with 50 homicides per 100 000 inhabitants last year

MOST VIOLENT COUNTRY IN SOUTH AMERICA. Campaign poster from the Venezuelan Violence Observatory