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Sex Crimes Top North List

Rape, attempted rape, indecent assault and defilement of young people between the ages of 13 and 16 years are the most prevalent criminal activities in the North. This was highlighted
15 Jun 2015 12:51
Sex Crimes Top North List

Rape, attempted rape, indecent assault and defilement of young people between the ages of 13 and 16 years are the most prevalent criminal activities in the North.

This was highlighted by the Police chief operations officer Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Rusiate Tudravu during the Duavata Northern Crime Prevention Carnival launch at the Banana Leaf Restaurant in Labasa on Saturday.

ACP Tudravu reminded the 26 contestants who were introduced to the public to advocate this topic when they speak on stage so the message could be relayed to the community.

“When you talk about crimes against public morality there are sexual offences like rape, attempted rape, indecent assault and defilement of young people between the age of 13 and 16 years,” he said.

“When you are talking about these offences you are talking about all the assault cases that cause body harm which is prevalent in the North.”

ACP Tudravu noted that on average there were about 400 assault-related crimes in the North from 2009 to 2014.

“The rising crime now is theft of rootcrops, which is much prevalent now especially in Taveuni – where dalo and yaqona is stolen,” he said.

“I am highlighting this so that the outcome of this carnival, especially the return of investments, is there.

“When the businessmen are putting in a lot of money and the Fiji Police Force and you the members of the public join hands to let people know that we are serious about reducing all the prevalent crimes in the north.

“Our commitment is to provide a safe and secure environment for you.”

 

Hunt on for missing father, daughter

 

The Fiji Police Force has confirmed receiving a report of a missing father and daughter.

The report was filed at the Savusavu Police Station and stated the pair had been missing from home since last week.

The daughter is believed to have been living in Suva and was visiting her father.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed that they have received the report.

She said the main focus was locating the whereabouts of the pair.

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

 


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