Davao crime, the truth: The Philippine National Police (PNP) has released figures that show the crime figures of the nation’s top 15 Chartered Cities.
As for rape cases, Davao came in at second place behind Quezon with 843 against 1,122. However, these tallies quite closely reflect the relative sizes of the two cities.
UPDATE – February 13, 2018
These figures are again in the news, after outspoken opposition senator Antonio Trillanes drew attention to them again this week, causing him to be declared ‘persona non grata’ in Davao City.
From the Daily Inquirer: Senator Antonio Trillanes IV believes that President Rodrigo Duterte’s family was behind the move to declare him persona non grata in Davao City.
Trillanes, in an interview at the Senate on Tuesday, also blasted the city council that declared him persona non grata, calling it a “rubber stamp” of the Dutertes.
“For me, they have every right to do that. They are the ones elected in Davao City. If they were the ones who thought of that, maybe they have nothing else to do in the council.
“But that city council in Davao, that’s the rubber stamp of the Dutertes. So this is a scheme from the Duterte family.
“It’s not necessary my loss. Truth hurts,” he said, adding that the issue was not about him and Davao.
The senator also repeated his earlier claim that Davao City was the “most dangerous” city in the Philippines based the December 2015 statistics of the Philippine National Police.
Trillanes noted that during that time, Duterte was still the mayor of Davao City, which had the highest incidence of murder and second highest in rape.
“Most dangerous city because of the Dutertes. I repeat, they’re number 1 in murder and number 2 in rape. That makes Davao City the most dangerous city in the Philippines,” he added.