Statistics: Qiliho Reveals Peak Period for Rape
Police have identified that peak months for rape cases recorded by them over the last five years were May, June and July.
Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho revealed this following the release of the Fiji Police Crime Statistics Report 2015. He however said they were still trying to determine what was the contributing factor giving rise to such crimes happening at this time around the country. The report also highlighted a rise in rape and attempted rape cases last year compared to 2014. A total of 246 cases were recorded by Police in 2014. Last year it increased by 38 to 284; an increase of 16 per cent.
Brigadier-General Qiliho said this issue remained a concern for the force. Meanwhile, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre co-ordinator Shamima Ali said she would be able to comment on this report after the centre’s research officer analyses it.