SWS survey shows lower crime victim rate in 1st quarter 2018

The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey shows fewer number of families who said they were victimized by any of the crimes in the first half of 2018.

According to SWS survey, the number of families reporting victimization by any of the crimes has reduced from 7.6 percent in December 2017 to 6.6 percent.

The SWS survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide: 300 each in Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

“Such public sentiment is certainly a big boost to the morale of our law enforcement agencies as we vow to continue to ensure the safety of all Filipinos,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press statement.

Roque said the survey also showed “significant strides” in the government’s campaign against illegal drugs.

“Indeed, significant strides have been made in our campaign against illegal drugs and crimes as families reported fewer breaks-ins and carnapping,” Roque said.

The latest campaign of the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to prevent crime was against tambay (loiterers) in the streets.

“Fear of burglary, fear of unsafe streets and presence of drug addicts in the neighborhood had likewise dropped as disclosed by respondents,” Roque said.