Attempted Suicide in Western Viti Levu, Fiji

The case records of 132 people in Lautoka, Fiji referred to counselling services (January 2004-December 2005) following a suicide attempt were reviewed. 75% of the study group were under age 32, 90% were Indo-Fijian, & 66% were females. Findings show social stress was the primary reason for attempted suicide among all ages, genders, religions, &[…]

A Note on Recent Trends in Suicide in Fiji

The only source of national data is the statistics unit of Fiji’s police force who record all deaths that were not caused by disease, along with such data as the gender & ethnicity of the deceased. They are willing to provide information on suicide within the constraints of having the staff & resources needed to[…]

Gender, Power, and Social Change: Youth Suicide Among Fiji Indians and Western Samoans

Working Paper #5

Spousal Homicides in Fiji


Uxoricide in Fiji: the Socioeconomic Context of Husband-Wife Killings

Militarism and Moral Decay in Fiji


Pacific Island Suicide in Comparative Perspective

Homicide-Suicides in Fiji: Offense Patterns, Situational Factors, and Sociocultural Contexts


When Parents Kill: an Analysis of Filicides in Fiji

This study examines offense patterns & victim & offender characteristics in filicides in Fiji. The findings indicate that filicidal parents were overwhelmingly female, young, & of low socioeconomic background. Filicide offenses were the culmination of excessive corporal child-control strategies, unwanted pregnancy, & stresses & strains associated with severe marital disharmony. Posthomicidal suicide attempts occurred in[…]

The Determinants of Attempted Suicide in a General Hospital Setting in Fiji Islands: a Gender-Specific Study