(Eagle News) — Malacañang mentioned that the two-month suspension of “Oplan Tokhang” and “Oplan Double Barrel” has resulted in a rise in the crime rate in the first quarter of 2017.

“The First Quarter 2017 (of a Social Weather Station) survey showing 6.3 (percent) of families lost to street robbery, burglars (break-ins), or carnappers within the past six months, validates earlier reports showing an increase in crime after the Philippine National Police suspended Oplan Tokhang and Project Double Barrel last January,” Abella mentioned in an announcement.

“The temporary suspension of police anti-drug operations proved to be a window of opportunity for illegal drug violators to engage in burglary and car theft,” he added.

According to the outcome of the SWS survey, the crime rate in the first quarter of 2017 reached 6.three % or an estimated 1.four million households in the previous six months.

The SWS interviewed 1,500 respondents, utilizing sampling error margins of ±three share factors for national percentages, ±four share factors for Balance Luzon, and ±6 share factors every for Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao.

Source: eaglenewsph