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Schools are “safe haven” for learners. Creating a safe school climate and environment promotes social and creative learning. Unfortunately, even in schools heinous crime happens. This study was conducted to map, identify and calculate the proximity of the occurrence of police recorded crimes to the locations of elementary schools in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur. This study employs the use of GIS as a method for analysis and calculation using police recorded data from 2016-2019. Results revealed that the months of January, September, August ,December and May found to be months were crimes occur. These crimes happens between 3:00-7:00 PM. Data also revealed that the distance of elementary schools from the crime incidence was measured within 1 to less than 1 kilometer. The research is the first to analyze the proximate distance of police recorded crimes to elementary schools in the Municipality of Cantilan , and so it is hoped that this can serve as a meaningful guide to school administrators, peace keepers and policy makers to improve school-based crime prevention and safety measures
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