Graphical presentation of 2011-2015 dataset covering the ARMM and Davao Region.
Violent conflict incidents in the Davao Region (excluding Davao City) outnumbered those in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) by four to one.
Data for 2011-2013 showed that conflict incidents were higher in the mainland provinces than in the island provinces of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
A single episode of violence can trigger off other episodes of violence. The challenge is in coming up with conflict management strategies that can interrupt, disrupt or cut these violent strings.
An index that measures the frequency and magnitude of violence can help development and peacebuilding actors determine priority actions that will reduce violent conflict.
Violence traced to political and governance causes went up as the Armed Forces of the Philippines launched attacks against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in four municipalities in Maguindanao.
Conflict incidents fell on a quarter-on-quarter basis, unlike in previous years when these rose as Muslim celebrated Ramadan and communities experienced hunger during the agricultural lean season.
The number of conflict incidents rose on a quarter-on-quarter basis but the number of deaths fell.
The number of conflict incidents rose on a quarter-on-quarter basis in the first quarter as crimes and the shadow economies triggered more conflict.