Crime Rates in the Philippines: A Comparative Analysis of Bulan and Irosin Municipalities from Sorsogon Province


  • Manilyn Barco Barreda University of the Cordilleras, Baguio, Philippines, College of Criminal Justice Education, Graduate School



Crime Rate, Crime Against Person, Crime Against Property, Crime Prevention, Sorsogon Province


The low crime rate has been identified as a predictor of a calm, orderly, and secure neighborhood. Furthermore, a safe and secure environment is essential in encouraging investment and economic progress in a country. Crime statistics can help criminal justice professionals predict increased crime risk. This study, therefore, aims to compare the crime rate of two municipalities in the province of Sorsogon: Bulan Sorsogon and Irosin Sorsogon from the calendar year 2018 to 2020. This study used document analysis to analyze and compare the crime data in the Municipality of Bulan and Irosin Sorsogon. Data reflected that in the comparison of the two municipalities in the province, the Municipality of Bulan has the highest crime rate (61%) compared to the Municipality of Irosin which has a (39%) total crime rate. Data also revealed that the crime under special law was the most numbered crime committed with (253) total in the five parameters of crime in both municipalities. Interestingly crime against property was (32) total crimes committed in both municipalities, showing a low number of crimes based on the record. Hence, the police may continue to collaborate closely with many community sectors to guarantee the seamless implementation of its programs and projects to protect public safety and security Information awareness campaigns in any form like in any platform of social media in all their programs and projects may be made available in the community to increase awareness and support of stakeholders, especially in the far-flung areas in the municipality.




How to Cite

Barreda, M. B. (2022). Crime Rates in the Philippines: A Comparative Analysis of Bulan and Irosin Municipalities from Sorsogon Province. Journal of Advances in Humanities Research, 1(3), 37–57.