Fiji Time: 6:08 AM on Monday 24 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

North tops sex cases, says police

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Friday, June 20, 2014

ABOUT 350 sexual criminal cases were recorded in the Southern Division in the first quarter of this year, according to police.

Spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri 253 were recorded in the West, 138 in the Eastern Division, the North had 122 cases and the Central Division recorded 116 cases.

"Out of these cases, 13 are relationship-related where the perpetrators are known to the victims," Inspector Sokomuri said.

"Of these cases, 17 were of rape and attempted rape in the Southern Division, nine were for indecently annoying any person, 13 were recorded for the defilement of girls between 13-16 years and 331 cases were for others against public morality.

"The Northern Division recorded the most number of rape and attempted rape cases which was 19, six were for indecently annoying any person, five cases were for defilement of girls between 13-16 and 84 cases were others against public morality."

He said the West recorded 16 rape cases, 18 were for indecently annoying any person, six cases were recorded for defilement of young girls and 181 cases were for other sexual-related offences.

Inspector Sokomuri reiterated the need for respect in our societies, particularly towards women and children. He said such offences would not be tolerated and those found would be taken to task.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. This team is much fitter than Gold Coast winning team says Ryan
  2. $50m more
  3. Sturridge out for the season
  4. Chaudhry describes budget as 'ambitious and unrealistic'
  5. Fijians win
  6. Boxing: Loss ends Cameron's career
  7. Three drown
  8. Fiji's return anticipated
  9. FCEF: Budget to help Fijians
  10. Alcohol duty up by 10pc

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tourist's death: Murder accused to appear in court Monday (17 Nov)
  2. Stabbed to death Tuesday (18 Nov)
  3. Prime Minister Modi arrives in Fiji Wednesday (19 Nov)
  4. Kill victim cried for help Tuesday (18 Nov)
  5. The man behind the scene Monday (17 Nov)
  6. Bula Mr Modi Wednesday (19 Nov)
  7. Man found unconscious, dies in hospital Monday (17 Nov)
  8. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  9. Modi announces visa on arrival for Fiji people Wednesday (19 Nov)
  10. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)