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PNP: 8 focus crimes ‘dip sharply’ during community quarantine

The eight focus crimes "dipped sharply" in the period of community quarantine, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday.

A comparative analysis from the Joint Task Force COVID Shield during the 84 days of community quarantine indicated that crime incidents dropped by 57%.

Police records showed that from 13,004 cases from December 24, 2019 to March 16, 2020, crime cases significantly decreased to 5,652 cases from March 17 to June 8.

The record of crime incidents are as follows:


The task force also reported to PNP chief Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa that a total of 193,779 community quarantine violators have been warned, fined and arrested.

Most of them are from Luzon with 126,038 violators, while Visayas and Mindanao recorded 34,370 and 33,371 violators, respectively.

Gamboa vowed that the PNP "remains steadfast in fulfilling its mandate to serve and protect the people, not only as police front liners but as enforcers of peace and order.” — Anna Felicia Bajo/RSJ, GMA News