Over 700 domestic violence reports received by FWCC
September 1, 2015 5:08 am
The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre has received over 700 reports of cases of domestic violence from January to July this year.
This is an increase of around 100 new cases since the last statistics were released in July.
Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Coordinator Shamima Ali says the highest number of cases was reported in the Central Division.
‘It’s about 400 so Suva is showing the most, and then of course followed by Nadi, the West and then Labasa’.
Suva recorded 400 cases, Nadi 163 and Ba 115. Rakiraki had the lowest, recording 23 cases.
Ali says the positive side to this is that it’s a sign that women are reporting these incidents instead of remaining quiet on the subject.
She adds that it’s imperative for law enforcement authorities to be more supportive and take action when cases are reported.
A total of 756 cases have been recorded to date by the center.