THE majority of criminal cases reported to the police last year were detected.
Acting Commissioner Ravi Narayan said of the 20,457 criminal cases reported, the hard work of police resulted in 14,506 cases being detected.
Mr Narayan told the police officers at the fourth quarter parade yesterday that in the reduction of crime by 10 per cent last year as a key performance indicator, the Fiji Police Force recorded a 10 per cent reduction.
Mr Narayan said in the reduction of serious crime by 10 per cent, the police force managed to record a reduction of 22 per cent.
"Reduction of crimes against women by 10 per cent was also achieved as we recorded a 24 per cent reduction," he said.
"Likewise with the reduction of crime against children by 10 per cent, this was also achieved as we recorded a 27 per cent reduction.
"And for meeting our detection rate of 70 per cent, a 71 per cent reduction was recorded where of the 20,457 crimes recorded, your hard work has managed to detect 14,506 cases."
About 900 police officers from police headquarters and the Central, Eastern and Southern divisions participated in the parade in Suva.