CRIME rate in Metropolitan Manila has significantly decreased by 6 percent in volume and by 7.55 percent in the number of index crimes according to the Philippine News Agency on January 2020.
Index crime refers to serious crimes such as murder, homicide, physical injury, robbery, rape, theft and carjacking.
Police records show that in Parañaque City alone, the average monthly index crime rate decreased from 4.99 percent in 2017 down to just 4.05 percent during the later part of 2018. The police also attributed the lower volume to the strict enforcement of ordinances of cities within Metro Manila and the involvement of local communities against the threat of terrorism, criminality and illegal drugs.
Parañaque Public Information Office Chief Mar Jimenez said the continuing decline of crime incidents in the city was mainly due to persistent police crackdown on narcotics and the formation of an anti-crime network or Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Badac), engaging local volunteers as force multipliers to optimize the capability of police in the fight against lawless elements.
Parañaque Mayor Olivarez has turned over a number of cars, motorcycles, electric vehicles, communication equipment and other logistic support for police visibility and ability to address crime situations and emergencies. The mayor has also facilitated the renovation of police precincts in all 16 barangays (villages). Olivarez has helped the Department of Interior and Local Government to launch the Safe Philippine initiative with a command center with the most advanced emergency-response capability.