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Crime rate dropping in Central Luzon

Central Luzon police have reported a drop in the crime rate in the region for October and November.

In a report, the director of Police Regional Office 3, Brig. Gen. Cesar Pasiwen, said only 136 cases of eight focus crimes – murder, homicide, robbery, theft, physical injury, motorcycle carnapping, carnapping, and rape – were recorded over the past two months.

That was equivalent to 2.23 percent or 527 compared to the same period last year which had 663 cases, the police said.

“As we go hammer and tongs in our campaign against criminality and illegal drugs through our enhanced managing police operations and Kasimbayan, our crime rate for the months of October and November has dropped more than two percent compared to that of last year,” Pasiwen said.

“Let us continue working together for a safer place to live, work, and do business,” he added.