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The Philippine National Police (PNP) has reported that the number of motorized vehicles that were stolen from January 1 to September 30 this year totaled 1,615 units.
That figure consists of 207 four-wheelers and 1,408 motorbikes. On the flip side, police authorities confirmed a 6.76% drop in carnapped vehicles and a 14.61% decrease in motorcycle theft cases as compared to the same period in 2020.
According to the data from the PNP-Highway Patrol Group (HPG), the number of motor vehicles stolen during the first nine months of last year reached 222, while motorcycles were at 1,649 units.
Turns out, there is a 9:1 ratio between stolen motorcycles and four-wheelers as reflected in the 2020 and 2021 data.
Meanwhile, the PNP also reported that the number of persons who were killed from vehicular accidents—both cars and motorbikes—January 1 to September 30 this year totaled 3,543, while 35,080 were injured, and damaged properties reached 67,815.
During the first nine months of last year, the police tallied 3,045 fatalities, 32,814 injured victims, and 69,703 damaged properties.
PNP chief General Guillermo Eleazar reiterated his public appeal to report carnapping incidents and road accidents, so authorities can respond quickly and effectively.
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