ABOUT 1.4 million Filipino families (5.6%) reported being victimized by common crimes in the past six months, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll.

The ratio was lower than the 7% of Filipino families or 1.7 million who reported being victimized in June, and the lowest since the 5.3% result in June last year, the pollster said in a report.

“Victimization by common crimes reported in SWS surveys is much higher than the number of crimes actually reported to the police,” SWS said.

Common crimes included pickpocket or robbery of personal property, break-ins, carnapping and physical violence. SWS interviewed 1,800 adults for the poll, which had an error margin of ±2.3 percentage points. — Gillian M. Cortez