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Crime cases in Fiji up by 18%, Northern division highest increase

The Fiji Police Force annual statistics reveal an 18% increase in crime cases in 2015. In 2015, a total of 20,819 crime cases were recorded and registered compared 17,636 cases in 2014, an increase of 3,183. Commissioner Police Brig.General Sitiveni Qiliho said: The Fiji police force continues to advocate that the safety and security of […]

Staff Writers

April 1, 2016 8:40 am

The Fiji Police Force annual statistics reveal an 18% increase in crime cases in 2015.

In 2015, a total of 20,819 crime cases were recorded and registered compared 17,636 cases in 2014, an increase of 3,183.

Commissioner Police Brig.General Sitiveni Qiliho said:

The Fiji police force continues to advocate that the safety and security of this nation is everyone’s responsibility.

The organization will continue to draw assistance from the community and all stakeholders to combat crime in Fiji.

We will continue to conduct awareness programs and visit communities to generate a stronger of sense of belonging towards the safety and security of all.

The statistics show that the Southern Division recorded 9,625 crime cases in 2015, an increase of 25 % compared to the same period in 2014 with 7,689 crime cases.

Western Division recorded 6,144 in 2014, an increase of 6 % compared to the same period in 2014 with 5,801 crime cases.

Eastern Division recorded 2,634 crime cases in the year 2015, showing an increase of 12% compared to the same period in 2014 with 2,360 crime cases.

The Northern Division recorded 2,416 crime cases in 2015, which is an increase of 35% compared to 1,786 crime cases recorded in 2014.

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