12 October 2022, Translated from the files of #FaaSamoa. Samoa has just come out of one of its safest recorded long weekends with no major incidents of crime, serious accidents or fatalities.
This was confirmed by the Deputy Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti in a press conference with local media this afternoon.
“From Friday to the public holiday on Monday, Police responded to a total of 146 calls,” said Papalii.
Compared to the 220 incidents recorded during White Sunday last year, Samoa saw a 34% drop in 2022.
Deputy Commissioner Papalii said it was overall a quiet long weekend with not only a drop in Police call-outs, but more importantly, no fatalities or serious incidents.
Traffic offences topped the incidents list, followed by calls for police assistance.
For general police assistance calls, burglary and theft topped the list and remains a concern. Other incidents were mostly alcohol related misbehaviours disturbing the peace such as insulting words and common assault arising from brawls within families or groups of friends.
In terms of frequency of incidents, the Faleolo Police Outpost received the most number of calls with Faleata a close second and Vaitoomuli Palauli in Savaii third.
“Those were the top 3 areas of police response during the long weekend.”
Papalii said the Ministry of Police continue to work together with village councils and the general public to maintain the peace and security of Samoa.