Provincial Government of Bulacan

Bulacan crime rate drops 17% in the first quarter of 2016

CITY OF MALOLOS – Bulacan’s intensified campaign against criminality has resulted to remarkable improvement in crime solution efficiency after Bulacan Police Provincial Office (BPPO) announced a 16.65 percent drop in crime rate for the first quarter of 2016.

BPPO Director Police Supt. Romeo Caramat reported during the recently held Provincial Peace and Order Council Meeting that 6,465 crime incidents were recorded in the first quarter of the year compared to the 7,612 reported crimes last January to May 2015, marking a decrease of 1,147 incidents.

He also said that their all-out campaign against criminality and maintenance of peace and order has resulted to significant arrests of lawless elements and neutralization of notorious crime syndicates operating in Bulacan, Metro Manila and some parts of Central Luzon.

“We have successfully conducted buy-bust operations, implemented OPLAN Galugad and OPLAN Sita and we have arrested 322 criminals and seven from them were killed during operations,” Caramat said.

Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado commended the government peacekeeping forces for continuously maintaining an atmosphere of peace and order and for protecting the province from all types of security threats.

“We will continue to cooperate with the PNP’s anti-crime and internal security operations and further strengthen our community relations in order to be more effective in addressing peace and security concerns in the province,” said Alvarado.

The governor, who is also the chairman of the Regional Development Council in Central Luzon, also praised the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines 3rd Mechanized Infantry Battalion for their commendable services in maintaining peace and security in the region, which are necessary for the attainment of sustainable economic development.

“With their continuous conduct of Bayanihan activities and security operations through the support of different local government units, enemy was pre-empted to make criminal acts and attack our territory. Government presence and support is evidently felt by the masses with safe and secured environment,” Alvarado said.

He also expressed his support to the administration of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte, who vowed to ensure peace and security through his intensified campaign against illegal drugs.

Alvarado also urged everyone to unite and always remain vigilant against any form of threat on the sovereignty of the country including the tense situation at the West Philippine Sea.

“Law enforcement agencies and LGU’s cannot make it alone without the cooperation of the people. Let’s do our part to attain lasting peace and order in our communities,” the governor ended.