ROAD ACCIDENTS, DELINQUENCY UP IN FRENCH POLYNESIA LAST YEAR

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PAPE‘ETE, Tahiti, French Polynesia (February 11, 2002 – Tahitipresse)---Pape‘ete police officials are concerned by 2001 statistics that show a steady increase in the number of road accidents in Tahiti and in the remote islands of French Polynesia.

Sixty-two persons died in road accidents in French Polynesia in 2001, the highest number of traffic deaths in recent years.

However, the actual number of traffic accidents decreased, while the number of cars in French Polynesia increased. There was a 15.5 percent increase in registered vehicles, from 66,703 in 2000 to 75,694 in 2001.

Police officials also are concerned by the 2001 delinquency statistics.

Serious crimes are still rare in French Polynesia but delinquency was up 11.6% in 2001, including the use of marijuana (cannabis).

For additional reports from Tahiti Press, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Other News Sources: Agence Tahitienne de Presse. 

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