THE Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) has commended the local government of Apayao Province as well as 11 municipalities in the region of Cordillera for having low crime rates in 2022.
PROCOR regional chief, Brigadier General Mafelino Bazar, said on Tuesday that Apayao only logged 32 focused crimes in 2022.
Focused crimes are divided into crimes committed against persons like murder, homicide, physical injuries and rape while those included in the crimes against properties include robbery and theft of motor vehicles.
“Policemen and police units are recognized for their accomplishments but we also have to recognize police units and the local government units that recorded low crime incidents included in the focused crimes because it would reflect on the peace and order situation of the area,” Bazar said.
However, the most peaceful overall was the town of Tubo in Abra province, where a grand total of 0 focused crimes was recorded throughout the entire year of 2022.
The other commended municipalities were Boliney, Luba, Tineg, Bucloc and Daguioman, all in Abra, Barlig, Besao, and Natonin in Mt. Province; and Kabayan in the province of Benguet.