Issue of September 10, 2017
Mt. Province

69th Courier Anniversary Issue
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Most rape cases in city committed in ‘safe’ areas
by Harley F. Palangchao

More than a quarter of the 63 rape cases reported in Baguio from January to August this year were committed inside homes and boarding or transient houses, where victims are supposed to be safe.

In the rape assessment report done by the Baguio City Police Office on rape cases since the start of the year, 14 cases were committed in private homes while 11 were reported in boarding or transient houses.

Three other cases were committed in vacant lots while two in apartment sites. Each case of rape were committed at a construction site, highway, government office, bar, behind a building and in a hotel.

The BCPO report added that most victims are strangers while some suspects are neighbors or relatives of the victims.

The report also stated that 14 of the rape victims were under the influence of liquor when the crime was committed while 14 suspects arrested were intoxicated when the crime was committed.

Most of the rape cases were reported by the victims to have been committed between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m.

Most victims of rape in Baguio are aged 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 26 but the victim can be as young as three and old as 67.

On the other hand, most of the suspects are aged 18, 24, 44, and 70 years old and above.

The cases of rape is one of the highlights of a presentation during a special committee meeting attended by heads and representatives of law enforcement agencies and concerned government agencies.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan who presided over the meeting called on authorities to exert more effort in bringing to justice suspects in rape cases and other heinous crimes in the city.

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