PEACE AND ORDER SITUATION IN PRO CALABARZON JUNE 2013This report covers the crime statistics for 1st Semester 2013. The crime data are based recorded on police blotter in consonance with LOI 02/09 UCPER guidelines. The peace and order situation in PRO CALABARZON which covers the period from 01 January to 30 June 2013 highlighted the crime trends and justification on the downtrend in crime Statistics and a short assessment.Crime VolumeThe crime incidents blotter based from 01 January - 30 June 2013 shows a total of 10,274 crime incidents handle by this region. Of the crime volume there are 56.76 crimes that are happening within a 24-hour period. This crime volume is 94 or 0.91% a bit lower than the crime incidents recorded during the 1st Semester 2012 which is 10,368. Of the 10,274 crime volume the total index crimes is 4,960 or 48.27% and 5,314 or 51.73% are non - index crimes. Of the non-index crimes 4,027 are Violation of Special Law and 5,314 are other non-index crime. The provincial distribution of crime volume is as follows: Cavite with 2,658 or 25.87%, Laguna with 2,891 or 28.14%, Batangas with 1,665 or 16.21%, Rizal with 1,430 or 13.92% and Quezon with 1,630 or 15.86%.Index Crime VolumeIndex crimes include Violations of RA 6539 or Carnapping and Violations of RA 533 or Cattle Rustling, both are included in the crimes against property. The 4,960 index crimes reported in 1st Semester 2013 is 145 or 5.76% a lower than 5,105 index crimes reported on the 1st Semester. Of the 4,960 index crimes, 2,493 or 50.26% are crimes against persons while 2,960 or 49.74% are crimes against property. The total crimes against persons which is 2,493 is 98 or 3.78% lower than the 2,514 recorded in the previous semester, while the crimes against property which totaled 2,467 is 47 or 1.87% lower than the 2,514 registered in the same period last year.Distribution of Index CrimesThe distribution of index crimes is as follows: physical injury - 1,238 or 24.96%, theft - 1,164 or 23.47%, robbery - 846 or 17.06%, murder - 627 or 12.64%, rape - 499 or 10.06%, carnapping - 444 or 17.99%, homicide - 129 or 2.60%, and cattle rustling - 13 or 0.26%.Provincial Distribution of Index CrimesOf the 4,960 index crimes, 1,541 or 31.07% took place in Cavite, 1,059 or 21.35% in Laguna, 920 or 18.55% in Quezon, 796 or 16.05% in Batangas and 644 or 12.98% in Rizal.Average Monthly Crime RateThe crime volume of 10,274 incidents registered an average monthly crime rate of 12.83 which is 9.0% lower than the 14.10 recorded on previous semester. The AMCR is based on PRO CALABARZON's population of 13,342,305 as provided to all Regional Offices by the National Headquarters, PNP. Laguna recorded the highest AMCR with 17.06, followed by Cavite with 13.55, Quezon with 12.92, Batangas with 11.03 and Rizal with 9.06. Crime Clearance and Crime Solution EfficiencyOf the 10,274 crime incidents recorded this 1st semester, 6,218 were cleared thereby attaining a 60.52% Crime Clearance Efficiency. A total of 4,056 incidents or 39.48% are uncleared. While the Crime Solution Efficiency registered a total of 4,388 crimes solved thereby attaining a 42.71% CSE, a 8.38% lower than the 46.62% recorded on previous semester. Average Monthly Index Crime Rate:The Average Monthly Index Crime Rate registered at 6.20 or 10.66% lower than the 6.94 AMICR as compared on the same period last year. ASSESSMENTThe crime situation for the period was characterized by a slight decreased in crime incidents as shown by the Average Monthly Crime Rate which is lower (by 9.0%) as compared with the AMCR in same period last year. The decreased was unanticipated, considering that 1st semester 2013 covers elections period and celebration of festivities to include the opening of classes where crimes are expected to escalate because of these events. This Regional Office predicted an increase in Index crimes of physical injuries, theft, robbery/hold-up incidents but a contrary appears. This goes to show that the Regional Police Office in general has been effective in term of crime prevention program and implementation of different projects designed to reduce crime incidence. In this regard, the cooperation of the establishments, active participation of the local government authorities, community and the police is the key to have safe and peaceful community.