The Daily Manila Shimbun


Carnapping cases in Metro Manila went down 45% in 2016: police

November 1, 2017

Carnapping cases in  Metro Manila went down by 45 percent in 2016 from a year-ago period as more cases are being reported and a campaign against this crime is working well, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said.

The PNP Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM) recorded  1,538 carnapping cases last year, which is lower by 45.11 percent compared to 2,802 incidents in 2015.

The Highway Patrol Group (HPG)  said the decline is a result of tougher operations in coordination with local police units, barangay officers and other stakeholders

“The HPG attributed the decrease of carnapping incidents particularly in Metro Manila through effective implementation of the PNP integrated anti-carnapping strategy and standard operating procedures in managing police operations in close coordination with territorial police units,” Superintendent Michael Macapagal, who heads the HPG's Operations Management Division (OMD), said.

Macapagal said the public are more confident in reporting cases of carnapping to the police “More people are now reporting incidents to to us,” he said.

Carnapping cases nationwide went down by 14.37 percent,  from 10,816 incidents in 2015 to 9,261 cases last year. From January to September this year, the DIDM recorded 4,912 cases.

Other regions which registered a large number of carnapping cases are Central Luzon with 1,320 and Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) with 1,164. DMS