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21 Police Officers Charged With Serious Crimes

  72 people implicated were under the age of 18 years. Twenty-one Police officers from Janu­ary 1 to December 31, 2018, were charged with serious crimes, the lat­est statistics have
26 Jan 2019 10:00
21 Police Officers Charged With Serious Crimes

 

72 people implicated were under the age of 18 years.

Twenty-one Police officers from Janu­ary 1 to December 31, 2018, were charged with serious crimes, the lat­est statistics have revealed.

The data released by the Office of the Di­rector of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) also revealed that 783 people were charged with a total of 897 separate counts of serious crime offences.Screen Shot 2019-01-25 at 2.01.36 PM

This includes the 21 Police officers. The data relates to the number of formal in­dictments (Information) filed in the High Courts of Fiji by ODPP and is confined to incidents of serious crime (non-sexual vio­lence offences) statistics. It also revealed that 72 people charged were under the age of 18 years. The yearly statistics for sexual violence offences are recorded and pub­lished separately.

The offences for each month were: Janu­ary (63), February (58), March (71), April (32), May (112), June (73), July (66), August (144), September (92), October (83), Novem­ber (73), December (30).

There were 564 victims of the 897 separate serious offences. Of the 564, there were 71 offences where the accused and victim were related to one another.

Refer to the table and graph below for a breakdown of the statistics from January 1 to December 31, 2018. Source: ODPP

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