Crime volume in Zamboanga City down by 4% in 2019


Crime volume in Zamboanga City declined to 7,013 incidents in 2019 compared to a year ago level.

Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO), in a report to the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC), said that city’s total crime volume last year was 4.57 percent lower than the 7,349 incidents recorded in 2018.

“Of the total crime volume in 2019, the index crimes (against persons and properties) recorded 1,420, of which 404 incidents were against persons and 1,016 against properties,” the city government, quoting the ZCPO, said.

For the non-index crimes or violations against special laws and issuances, the city government said there were 5,593, of which 1,050 were violations of Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

There were 2,485 traffic incidents, 51 reckless imprudence resulting in homicide, and 926 cases of reckless imprudence resulting in damage to properties.

“The ZCPO, the nerve center of the city’s 11 police stations located in strategic barangays, registered 76.24% crime solution efficiency and 80.92% crime clearance efficiency, higher by 5% compared to 2018,” the city government said.