Fifty-seven percent of Filipinos said they feel better security for their family than the past six months based on the December 2017 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.
This is seven points higher than the September 2017 survey of SWS.
The report also shows the number of drug addicts decreases in Metro Manila, but increases in Visayas, Mindanao and some parts of Luzon.
For the Philippine National Police (PNP), it is a challenge for them to resolve the higher number of drug users in other parts of the country.
“We take it as a challenge and we will intensify our anti-drug efforts in those areas,” said PNP PIO chief PCSupt. John Bulalacao.
Meanwhile, the SWS survey also shows that the annual average of property crime rate in 2017 is down by two points compared to that in 2016.
From 7.6 percent, it is down to 5.6 percent the number of Filipinos who were victims of robbery, hold up, and carnapping.
Even the number of victims of common crimes has lowered, from 8.2 percent in 2016, to 6.1 percent in 2017.
However, a comparison of the SWS survey results in September and December 2017 shows an increase of the number of victims of property crimes and physical violence.
“We all know that there were times that the PNP was ordered not to take part in the anti-illegal drug operations for two times and the latest was in October so we expect that there will be a little increase in crime incidents in the country,” said the PNP spokesman. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News and Rescue
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