SWS latest survey: Crime rate hits new record low in 2017

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In the recent report released by independent pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Thursday, showed common crimes have hit a record low of an average 5.6 percent last in 2017.

Based on its survey conducted between December 8-16 poll last year, the SWS found that 7.1 percent of families have experienced common crime, like losing property due to street robbery, burglars, and carnapers witin the past six months.

Given that, due to the new record-low property crime rate of 3.1 percent in June 2017, the resulting annual average for last year was reduced to 5.6 percent.

The said average is 2 points below the 7.6 percent annual average in 2016 and 0.6 point the previous record-low annual average of 6.2 percent in the year 2015.

Meanwhile, those victimized by physical violence, had an average of 0.7 percent in 2017, which is lower than 0.8 percent annual average in 2016.

Furthermore, the latest SWS survey showed that 7.6 percent of the Philippines population or almost 1.7 million Filipino families reported of being victimized by any of the common crimes in the last quarter of 2017. But its annual average showed that a new low record is set at 6.1 percent, which is even lower than the 8.2 annual averages of 2016.

Also, complaints from the families victimized by street robbers ended with a new record-low annual average of 4.2 percent, with only 2.3 percent rate difference in June 2017.

The latest poll of the SWS showed lower 2017 average street robbery incidents and break-ins despite the increase in the two previous quarters.

It also registered lower average for the people’s fear of burglary and presence of drug addicts in their respective areas.

The said survey had a total of 1.200 respondents, 300 each from Metro Manila, also in other areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

 Source:  PNA

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