Crime rate hits an all time-low, fear rises – SWS

By , on January 31, 2017

There has been a significant drop on the number of Filipinos who get victimized by crime according to an SWS survey released Tuesday.

Records hit an all-low during the first six months of the Duterte administration. In a survey taken from December 3 to 6, 4.5 percent said they lost properties from street robbery, break-ins or carjackers. This is equivalent to around 3.1 million families.

This new record surpassed March and June 2015’s record of 5.5 percent while it went 1.9 percent lower than September 2016’s record of 6.4 percent.

Despite the records, the percentage of people who feel that streets are not safe at night only moved down one point from 54 to 53 percent however the annual average peaked 6.2 points from 44.3 percent to 50.5 percent.

In a text message from Presidential Comunications Secretary Martin Andanar to ABS-CBN he said, “The Fourth Quarter 2016 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey shows that we are winning the fight against Crime and Drugs.”

“The results of the survey give us the reassurance that we are on the right track in our anti-crime and anti-drug campaign and we are grateful for our people’s validation.”