Crime record

Tonga police pleased with drop in recorded crime

Stephen Caldwell said he was happy with the significant reduction as it meant there had also been a corresponding reduction in the victims of crime.

In the year ending November, there were 2054 less offences reported than in 2016.

The capital of Nuku'alofa accounts for 70 percent of the nation's crime, but there was an 18 percent drop there.