Fiji Time: 3:39 PM on Monday 26 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

White-collar crimes up

Nasik Swami And Dawn Gibson
Saturday, June 21, 2014

WHITE-COLLAR crimes such as fraud are on the rise.

This was revealed by police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri yesterday in light of views of some political parties that crimes in the country were on the rise.

Insp Sokomuri said petty crimes such as pick-pocketing and minor robberies and assaults were also on the rise.

"We have no control over these crimes," he said.

Insp Sokomuri said on the contrary, however, crimes which appeared to be on the decline included violent robberies, home invasions and murder.

"This is because of the awareness programs that we continue to conduct in communities," he said.

Insp Sokomuri said the Duavata Crime Prevention initiative was having an impact in society.

"We have taken crime prevention to the communities. We train people prevent crimes from happening or take appropriate action during a crime.

"People are now protecting their own area. They have taken ownership of their own security."

Insp Sokomuri said through awareness, crimes that could potentially have been major, have been contained and those involved were severely dealt with.

He said while petty crimes were on the rise, the force continued to carry out awareness in the media.

"It is important that people take extra care while in town or shops. Being careful will mitigate such crimes."

He also called on members of the public to continue working with the police.








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 0.64960.6306
JPY 50.552947.5529
GBP 0.37940.3714
EUR 0.43930.4273
NZD 0.68810.6551
AUD 0.65150.6265
USD 0.49550.4785

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Stop this nonsense'
  2. Rawaca boosts program
  3. Nausori runway closed, flights cancelled
  4. Ba fires warning shot, beats Suva
  5. Transit hub
  6. Work on 10-acre plot to start soon
  7. Order paper
  8. FRA clarifies dispute
  9. Efforts in progress to salvage vessel
  10. Schools to receive new tents

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nurse is a lawyer Friday (23 Sep)
  2. Ali beats 'death sentence' Thursday (22 Sep)
  3. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  4. Pastor makes case in rape trial Wednesday (21 Sep)
  5. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. After Ben Ryan Thursday (22 Sep)
  7. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  8. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  9. Under-20 named Tuesday (20 Sep)
  10. Losing dad at Class 4 inspires Macanalagi Friday (23 Sep)