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ODPP Rape And Sexual Offences Statistics

ODPP Rape And Sexual  Offences Statistics
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
December 02
11:22 2016

The following data is authorised for release by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and relates to the number of formal indictments (Information) filed in the

of Fiji by the Director of Public Prosecutions throughout the month. This data is confined to incidents of serious sexual offences only.

There were 13 people charged with a total of 27 separate incidents in November.

The offences were rape (22), attempted rape (1) and sexual assault (4). There was one person charged under the age of 18 years.

There were 13 victims of the 27 separate incidents.

There were a total of 8 victims of serious sexual offences under the age of 18 years.

There were four sexual offences that occurred where the victims were related to the accused person.

There were three matters withdrawn after discontinuances (Nolle Prosequi) were filed.

Of the three, one was discontinued due to a false complaint by the victim, and two were discontinued after the deaths of the accused.

Refer to the table entitled ODPP Rape and Sexual Offences Statistics November 2016 for a break-down of these statistics.

 

table

 

Source: Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

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