Friday, 19 October 2012 9:57 AM

Survey Shows Fear of Gun Remains

A national survey in Solomon Islands has shown that people are frightened of the return of killings and the appearance of guns in the community.

The finding supports the same assertion by the Solomon Islands Christian Association, following the gunshot injury of a logger in North East Guadalcanal last week.

The 2011 People's Survey conducted by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands canvasses the perceptions of about five thousand people of economic conditions, governance and law and order.

More than half of the respondents from the provinces of Choiseul, Western, Isabel, Malaita, Guadalcanal, Temotu and the city of Honiara say they are not satisfied with the help received from the police.

Most people say that is because the police do not do anything to help, with the only other reason given that police are too slow to respond.

Also in the survey it revealed that women and youth are reluctant to report crimes to the police because they fear them.

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