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Violence cases rise

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, December 29, 2012

A TOTAL of 970 new clients have reported instances of domestic violence to the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre (FWCC) this year.

This was confirmed in the centre's annual report, with statistics accurate up to the end of November.

For the year up to November, there were 995 new clients who reported domestic violence to the centre.

The highest number of reported cases this year came from the Suva-based crisis centre, which received 520, followed by the Nadi Women's Crisis Centre (NWCC) with 252 new clients. "New clients are those who have come for the first time for counselling," explained Angelyn Singh of the FWCC.

The statistics also revealed that while there were a number of new clients, repeat clients also came in large numbers.

"Repeat clients are those who come for further counselling sessions," Ms Singh said.

According to the statistics, there were a total of 1717 repeat clients, of whom 1160 came from the Suva-based centre.