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Cases of indiscriminate firing increase each year — research


The cases of indiscriminate firing recorded during New Year's eve celebrations have steadily increased over the last three years, according to data collated by GMA News.

Ian Cruz reported for State of the Nation with Jessica Soho on Monday that a total of 33 cases have been recorded so far in 2019, higher than last year’s 30 cases and the 29 cases in 2017.

The number of arrests due to indiscriminate firing has also more than doubled over the past three years.

In 2017, only 12 people were nabbed for indiscriminate firing.

In 2019, the figure grew to 30 arrests.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has called on the public to report incidents of indiscriminate firing through the 911 hotline or their official Facebook page. — Julia Mari Ornedo/BAP, GMA News

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