THE increasing crime in society has become a national concern for the people of Fiji.
Opening the Nadera Community Awareness Day, the chairman of the Nasinu District Crime Prevention Central Committee, Ashwin Prasad, said there must be tighter watch on individuals at risk by community leaders, religious friends and families.
"We must all use the community post within our community to pass information on any illegal activities that are conducted in your area of concern," Mr Prasad.
"We should all remember it and use it whenever we believe we may have information that could be useful to the police," he said.
"Too many of our young people are still being drawn to crime, young men at the peak of their productive lives are confined instead to our correction centres," he said.
He said many youths of Nadera reoffended and returned to correction centres time and again.
Mr Prasad said public participation in combating crime was vital.
He said the more people were willing to become personally involved, the more successful they would be in reducing crime in Fiji.