SAVUSAVU has recorded the highest number of rapes in the Northern Division with four cases so far this year.
The second is Seaqaqa and Tukavesi in Cakaudrove with three cases each followed by Labasa with two cases and one in Nabouwalu.
In his presentation to guests at the Vodafone corporate philanthropy seminar in Savusavu over the weekend, divisional police commander Northern SSP Naulumatua Lutunacaucau said only Taveuni had no rape case.
The cases were reported from January to August this year.
SSP Lutunacaucau said only two cases of attempted rape were so far reported this year.
"All the suspects were arrested, charged and produced in court," he said.
"For now, some cases are still pending in court.
"Some of the contributing factors that we have, to some extent identified as the causes of these offences, include lack of respect, stories and hearsay and parental negligence."
SSP Lutunacaucau said hearing adults having sex at night in open houses separated by curtains could also trigger the chances of such offences.
"Also, ignorance of the law and peer pressure can lead to rape.
"The Duavata Model is the best concept to begin with because it is all about sharing information, sharing best practices and working hand in hand to control crime."