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  • Writer's pictureLeonora Lo-oy

Crime incidents in Kalinga continue to drop in 2021 – PNP Kalinga

Updated: Sep 1, 2021

Tabuk City, Kalinga – The Province of Kalinga remains generally peaceful and crime incidents continue to drop, Kalinga Police Provincial Director Police Colonel Davy Vicente Limmong reports.

He said that for the first semester of 2021, around 170 crimes were recorded in Kalinga. This is 37.95% of the total 448 crime volume of the entire year in 2020.

Of the 170 crimes, 22 fall under the index crimes or the crimes committed against a person and property; 25 are non-index; and 70 are violations of special laws. Moreover, 53 are under the public safety index.

Limmong disclosed that among their major concerns include violations of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and land disputes that usually result in cases of threats and at times homicide.

He recalled that for the past 5 years, crimes in Kalinga continue to decline, especially during the pandemic, attributing it to most people being confined in their homes.

“So even if we get back to normal, hopefully, hindi tataas [ang crimes],” he said, citing that the possible crimes to happen after the pandemic and drinking places will be opened are robbery, theft, physical injuries, and alarm and scandal among others.

Nevertheless, the Kalinga police provincial director said that police visibility, patrolling, and operations are still being done regularly in the province.


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