PNP’s Report Shows Davao City Has Highest Number of Recorded Murder Incidents

The Philippine National Police (PNP) just released a report that shows the Top 15 Chartered Cities Nationwide Index Crimes, which they posted on their Facebook Page.

The list ranked the chartered cities with data from calendar year 2010 to 2015. Basically, a chartered city is a city governed by their own specific municipal charters, which specifies their administrative structure and powers.

On the report, Davao City appeared to have the highest recorded murder incidents, a whopping 1,032. Quezon City followed at 961.

In the overall ranking of the 15 chartered cities, Davao City was fourth. Quezon City took the top spot. Here’s the list below from the PNP.

PNP Index Crimes (1)

The report also showed that Davao City ranked second on the list of chartered cities nationwide rape cases with 843 recorded incidents. Quezon City still took the top spot at 1,122.

PNP Index Crimes (2)

Now, many will ask why there’s emphasis on Davao City. The relevance points towards Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s statement of resolving the country’s crime (and illegal drug situation) in three month’s time.

If he stands by it, why is it that numbers tell otherwise?

We are not pro or anti any political figure here. We are just trying to present numbers and facts to help people make wise decisions.

However, it’s sad and scary that more often than not, opinions remain as they are despite having presented with facts. Still, we promote mutual respect and we believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

This data, you can take it with a grain of salt or take it as absolute truth. Whatever your decision may be, just make sure that it’s an informed one and not simply to bandwagon.

Think before you vote.

We all hope for a better future for the Philippines.

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