Domestic violence leads crime surge

By James Robertson 17 April 2020, 11:30PM

Samoa's crime rate has surged this year, despite state of emergency restrictions on public activity - an increase being led by a 40 per cent increase in domestic violence cases. 

Certain categories of crime were driving an overall average increase of 13 per cent in the crime rate, Police Commissioner, Fuiavailiili Egon Keil told the Samoa Observer in a telephone interview yesterday. 

By James Robertson 17 April 2020, 11:30PM

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