Diversion activities for youth planned
Youth activities will be the focus of the Baguio City Police Office Women and Children Protection unit in coordination with the Social Welfare and Development Office and other agencies as a form of diversion from the commission of crimes, including rape.
This was discussed during the City Peace and Order Council’s (CPOC) last quarter meeting last week where it was reported that from January to November, there were 39 incidents of rape recorded in the city compared with the 51 recorded in 2021.
BCPO City Director, Col. Francisco Bulwayan said for rape cases, there is 100 percent crime clearance efficiency, and a 41 percent crime solution rate was achieved.
For the 39 cases, 23 warrants of arrest were served and cases were filed in court.
Bulwayan said the suspects were usually under the influence of alcohol that led them to commit the crime.
He added the crimes were mostly perpetrated by the survivor’s relatives and neighbors.
There is no data that drugs are used by the perpetrator.
Bulwayan added the youngest suspect is 10 years old and the oldest is 77 and the latest case involves a father and his daughter.
The CPOC meets regularly for various concerns including criminality, insurgency, public safety, crisis management, peace and order and public safety plan with concerned offices and agencies.
The CPOC is chaired by Mayor Benjamin Magalong. – Julie G. Fianza