THE city saw fewer crimes in the year of 2022 compared to the previous years of pandemic, the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) revealed this April.
Based on BCPO’s accomplishment report, the 1,197 crimes that were recorded by the BCPO in 2022 was 461 crimes lower compared to the 1,658 crimes recorded by the local police force in 2019.
On index crimes, the 1,908 crimes in 2022 was 13.35 percent or 294 crimes lower compared to the recorded index crimes in 2019 which was 2,202.
The three most prevalent index crimes were theft with 159 incidents in 2022 compared to the 230 incidents in 2019 or a reduction of 71 crimes equivalent to a 46.62 percent drop, physical injuries with only 71 incidents in 2022, and rape with only 45 incidents in 2022 compared to the 65 crimes in 2019 or a reduction of 20 incidents or 30.77 percent.
The highest recorded non-index crime was violation of the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act with 186 crimes in 2022 compared to the 102 crimes in 2019 or a significant increase of 84 crimes which is equivalent to 45 percent increase.