Fiji Time: 3:06 AM on Sunday 28 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

More women missing

Shalveen Chand
Friday, April 25, 2014

MISSING persons reports of women are more than that of men, according to police.

Since the beginning of this year, 77 people were reported missing. Of these, 64 per cent — or 49 — were females and 28 were males.

By division, more reports were filed in the Southern Division.

According to data provided by the police, the majority of those reported missing were between the ages of 17 and 26; a total of 38 reports were in this age group while 18 reports were received for those between 11 and 16 years old.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the majority of cases were solved within a span of 24 to 48 hours because the person was usually found either at a friend's or relatives' place.

"Often the cases arise out of arguments or relationship problems in which he or she takes off without informing their loved ones," she said.

"The cases where youths and children are involved are usually just down to lack of communication. Most are found at their friend's home or relatives spending the night.

"These cases usually spike during the school break which is why we are always stressing the importance of constant communication between parents and guardians and in particular during major events popular for our youths.

"When they decide to change their plans from what they were intentionally supposed to do and fail to inform their parents or a guardian, that's when a report is lodged, however, they are usually found safe."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63900.6200
JPY 50.424247.4242
GBP 0.37370.3657
EUR 0.43830.4263
NZD 0.68420.6512
AUD 0.65260.6276
USD 0.49640.4794

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract
  2. Beggar braves the heat for festivity
  3. Apologies as fans seek Ryan
  4. Cost of living
  5. It's gold for all
  6. Fijian family survives quake
  7. Nagusa clears the air
  8. Impact of VAT cutback
  9. Firm takes action over mynah nuisance
  10. Crowd delights chief

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ardent fan escorted out of celebrations Sunday (21 Aug)
  2. God — is he dead? Maybe, but not Osea Kolinisau's Sunday (21 Aug)
  3. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  4. 1 charged, 2 under probe for break-in Thursday (25 Aug)
  5. Ryan confirms decision to leave Fiji Sunday (21 Aug)
  6. Taliga eyes Tokyo Tuesday (23 Aug)
  7. 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurs in Fiji Monday (22 Aug)
  8. 7s top job Tuesday (23 Aug)
  9. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  10. Police escort fan away Monday (22 Aug)