Crimes in 'ber' months decline

Posted at 11/26/12 9:10 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The number of recorded crimes in the months of September and October this year partially decreased compared to the crime incidents recorded in the same months last year.

"Yung -ber months, compared noong September last year, doon bumaba ho siguro ng 20% something in terms of crimes vs. persons and properties. Ito hong October about 5%," National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina told dzMM on Monday.

The police chief said closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in various establishments helped the authorities in deterring and solving crimes.

Meanwhile, Espina appealed to the public to help the Philippine police in responding to various crimes.

He said the public could utilize the emergency hotline number 117 to report any incident of harrassment or crimes in their places. - radio dzMM