- Crimes recorded in Metro Manila have decreased after the Philippine government put the entire island of Luzon under enhanced community quarantine
- In the enhanced community quarantine, transportation and other implements are suspended altogether to prevent the spread of COVID-19
- It was reported that crimes committed in the metro went down by almost 70 percent from March 15 up to March 20 this year, compared to the same period in 2019
- The crime statistics was based on the data released by the Philippine National Police
The number of crimes recorded in Metro Manila have decreased by almost 70 percent after the government imposed the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine due to the threat of the coronavirus disease, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said.
In a report by Manila Bulletin, the PNP released data comparing this year’s March 15 to 20, when the community quarantine (March 15 to 16) and enhanced community quarantine (March 17 to April 12) were implemented with the same period last year.
According to the article, seven cases of murder were reported in the National Capital Region from March 15-20 while there were 10 in the same period in 2019.
For physical injuries, there were 11 reported cases compared to 41 in 2019. On the said dates this year, 18 robbery cases were reported and 24 cases of theft compared to 50 and 68 last year, respectively.
Also, for motorcycle carnapping, there were five cases this year and one case of carnapping. There were 12 and four cases in 2019, respectively.
In a previous report by KAMI, Malacañang placed the entire Luzon under enhanced community quarantine to prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19.
In the enhanced community quarantine, transportation and other implements would be suspended altogether. It also imposes a strict home quarantine for each and every household within the affected areas.
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