DAVAO DEL NORTE, May 15 (PIA) - - The number of crimes in the Davao del Norte decreased during the Palarong Pambansa 2015.
Police Provincial Director PSSupt. Samuel Gadingan revealed during an interview recently that the volume of crimes declined during the biggest national sporting competition as the security forces converged and became more visible in the whole province.
According to the data from the Davao del Norte Provincial Police Office (DNNPO), only 78 crimes were reported from May 4-10, which was lower than the previous weeks. Out of the crimes reported, 48 were index crimes and 30 were non-index crimes.
The data also showed that from March 30 to May 3, the weekly crime volume ranged from 103 to 141.
PSSupt. Gadingan said that the visibility of the police with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and local force multipliers like the barangay police auxiliaries and civic organizations Gadingan bared that a Joint AFP-PNP Action Center (JAPAC) were placed in all the roads going to the billeting areas and playing venues.
He said that they will evaluate with the officials of the army if JAPAC will continue after the Palaro.The provincial government of Davao del Norte hosted the 2015 Palarong Pambansa on May 3-9. (PIA11, Michael Uy)