Nasinu a hotspot for criminal activities : PM
April 16, 2019 7:43 am
Of all the crime cases reported in the country last year, 15 percent occurred in the wider Nasinu area.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama revealed this yesterday while opening the new Valelevu Police station.
Bainimarama says five percent of these crimes occurred in the Valelevu area, the most common of which were burglaries, robberies and assault.
He says officers should do more to prevent these crimes from occurring.
“I know that an increase in reported crimes can often mean that citizens are reporting issues more frequently to authorities because they are more confident that justice will be rightfully served. But let’s not lean on those excuses. Because when I speak with ordinary people in Nasinu and Valelevu they tell me they are feeling more at-risk in their own communities. That’s more than a statistic, it is a clear reality; a reality that requires a serious commitment to address.”
Bainimarama says no Fijian should live with terror and it’s the job of police officers to ensure that communities are safe from various criminal activities.