According to the PNP the robbery incidents dipped sharply since 2016 and continue to simmer steadily during the second half of 2017.
A monthly crime trend review showed robbery cases falling 44.89% from a high of 2,350 in January 2016, down to only 1,295 cases in October 2017, an all time-low level recorded over 22 months.
All Police Regional Offices nationwide marked eduction in robbery incidents in their repective areas of responsibility during the January-October period.
Robbery is among eight (8) focus crime concerns in the PNP’s operational thrust on anti-criminality.
Latest data of crime incidents involving Motorcycle Riding Suspects (MRS) showed robbery as most prevalent among incidents perpetrated by criminals in two wheels.
Over a period of 26 days from October 10 thru November 5, a total of 115 robberies were committed among 327 cases involving Motorcycle Riding Suspects.
Three of these MRS-related robbery incidents resulted in homicide to three (3) victims.
Source: PNP PIO