VIOLATIONS of RA 9262 ranked first among the offenses that were committed against women during the first semester of the year, figures from the Philippine National Police (PNP) revealed on Wednesday.
RA 9262 otherwise known as Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act of 2004 comprises 71 percent of the total recorded crime against women from January to end of June this year, police figures showed.
Figures obtain from the PNP showed that from January to end of June 2013, police have recorded a total of 10,190 offenses against women, 7,274 of those are classified as violations of RA 9262.
Physical injuries or mugging cases ranks second with 1,376 cases that were recorded for the same period, PNP figures showed.
The PNP figures added that rape cases came in third with 563 cases recorded for the same period followed by acts of lasciviousness with 452 recorded also for the same period.
Rounding off the PNP figures, it said that some 154 threats against women; 126 attempted rape cases; 108 cases of unjust vexation and 85 cases of concubinage were also recorded for the same period by the police.
In terms of demography, the Western Visayas region ranked first in the list with most cases of violence against women and children with 2,289 recorded cases. Davao region ranked second with 2,016 cases.
Central Visayas region ranked third with 1,591 cases recorded followed by Metro Manila with 896 cases; Southern Tagalog with 572 cases; Northern Mindanao with 428 cases; Western Mindanao, 410 and Central Luzon with 333 cases.
Soccsksargen has 302 cases; Cordillera has 290 cases; Caraga has 263; Bicol has 186 cases; Mimaropa with 169: Cagayan Valley has 138; Ilocos region has 98 and ARMM has 41 cases, the figures said. ANTHONY VARGAS