Celeste happy over decrease of crimes in Alaminos City
By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
ALAMINOS CITY –“Let’s continue to work closely together and make the necessary coordination with all the sectors and stakeholders in our city. We have to ensure a more peaceful, orderly, vibrant and better Alaminos City for all of us.”
This was the message conveyed by City Mayor Arthur F. Celeste before the village heads in this city during the regular meeting of Liga ng Mga Barangay headed by President Salvador Camba last July 18.
Celeste was elated by the report of Police Chief Arnold Razote on the city’s crime situation updates during the meeting when he presented the crime trend and the comparative index and non-index crimes during the first semester of 2015 and 2016.
Razote reported a 72.89% decrease in the index crime for the first semester of 2016 than the same period of 2015 while non-index crimes have also decreased by 54.91%.
Index crimes refer to crimes against persons such as murder, homicide, physical injury and rape, and crimes against property such as robbery, theft, and carnapping/carjacking.
Non –index crimes refer to violations against special laws such as illegal gambling and illegal drug.
Celeste commended the entire city’s police force for a great job in maintaining the peace and order in the city as well as in its pursuit of cracking down illegal drugs.
Razote said the decrease in the total crime volume in the first semester of 2016 can be attributed to the police force”s effective adjustments and modifications on their anti-crime operational strategies.
Following Duterte administration’s tough stance against illegal drugs trade, police officers here undertook series of illegal drugs operations leading to the arrest of suspected drug pushers and users.
“We won’t have achieved the goal of PNP if not for the strong and continuing support of the city government, the force multipliers such as the CVOs, BPATs, Lambat Sibat Volunteers and various NGOs and other concerned organizations,” Razote said.
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