Sta­tis­tics: Qil­iho Re­veals Peak Pe­riod for Rape

Fiji Sun - - Front Page - > AQELA SUSU Edited by Manasa Kalouniv­iti

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.

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