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Crime Rate Down: Commissioner

The Fiji Police Force has managed to record a reduction in overall crime rate during the period of January to June 2016. This was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police
30 Jul 2016 12:14
Crime Rate Down: Commissioner
Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho in Suva yesterday.

The Fiji Police Force has managed to record a reduction in overall crime rate during the period of January to June 2016.

This was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho at a press conference at the Fiji Police Force headquarters in Suva yesterday.

He confirmed that Police benchmarked reductions in overall crime, serious crime, crime against women and children, road fatalities and complaints against Police.

Brigadier-General Qiliho said although crime against women and children had dropped by two per cent, children as young as three and five month’s old fell victims to crimes like assault.

“This is a concern because the issue of domestic violence is still not being treated seriously by some people,” he said.

“It is also an indication that women are more aware about their rights and their knowledge of the laws which have encouraged them to report crimes.”

He said other offences committed against children under the age of five are rape, sexual assault, attempted murder, attempted rape, failure to provide necessities of life, indecently annoying any person and manslaughter arising from a breach of duty.

 

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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