The government’s campaign against crimes and illegal drugs has resulted in less robberies, less physical violence, less fear of being in public spaces.
The Second Quarter 2017 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey pointed to a 3.2% drop – from 6.3% in March 2017 to 3.1% in June 2017 – of families reporting they lost property to street robbery, burglars/break-ins, or carnappers within the past six months.
The June 2017 survey likewise said 0.6%, from 0.7% in March 2917, of families with members hurt by physical violence within the past six months.
It is likewise noteworthy to mention that the fear of streets falls in Metro Manila by 3% from 54% in March 2017 to 51% in June 2017 and the presence of many drug addicts falls by 11% in Metro Manila from 65% in March 2017 to 54% in June 2017.
Efforts ensuring public safety in the first year of the Duterte administration are yielding positive results; however, more needs to be accomplished in making sure that our streets, neighborhoods and communities are kept permanently safe, not only within Metro Manila but also in the rest of the country.