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Police record decrease in overall crimes

July 29, 2016 4:45 am

The Fiji Police Force has recorded a reduction in the overall crime rate for the first half of the year from January to June.

10,095 crime cases were recorded and registered in the first six months of this year alone.

This is a decrease of six percent when compared to 10, 875 cases recorded at the same time last year.

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Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho says that when compared to the same period last year the overall crime rate has reduced by six percent whereas serious crimes decreased by five percent.

“Reduction of fatalities, 23%% achieved falling just short of the 30% target. Speeding once again tops the list of main causes of accidents. 15/24 lives lost was due to speeding.”

The Fiji Police Force is benchmarked against eight key performance indicators (KPI) which are the reduction in overall crime, serious crime, crimes against women and children, road fatalities, complaints against Police, complaints against service as well as maintaining the detection rate above 70%.

During the first six months, seven of the eight KPI’s recorded decreases however it was not to the target set out by the government.

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