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Crime statistics: September 2016 – media release

This page contains some of the crime statistics we publish using New Zealand Police figures. We update the table monthly.

Summary victimisation statistics

The table below shows the monthly total of victimisations, as well as the total for the latest 12 months, compared with the previous 12-month period, and percentage changes. 

 Recorded crime statistics – victimisations, by offence
 

 Sep 2016

Sep 2015 

Monthly % change 

 Year ended

 Annual % change

 Sep 2016  Sep 2015
 Assault

3,831

3,810

0.6

50,031

45,894

9.0

 Sexual assault

426

441

-3.4

5,508

5,277

4.4

 Abduction & kidnapping

39

18

116.7

360

348

3.4

 Robbery, extortion, & related offences

318

285

11.6

3,588

3,108

15.4

 Unlawful entry with intent / burglary, break & entry

6,363

5,139

23.8

72,780

61,803

17.8

 Theft & related offences

11,646

11,541 

0.9

143,829

145,317

 -1.0

Note: a victimisation is ‘one person experiencing one type of crime’. Year ended totals and percentage changes have been calculated using numbers which have been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality, and as such are subject to a certain degree of rounding error and should be treated with caution.
Source: New Zealand Police

Detailed tables with latest crime statistics

This data is now available on the New Zealand Police website.

See Policedata.nz for detailed crime tables:

  • Victim Demographics (Victimisations)
  • Victim Demographics (Unique Victims)
  • Offender Demographics (Proceedings)
  • Offender Demographics (Unique Offenders)

Ends

For media enquiries contact: James Weir, Wellington 04 931 4630, info@stats.govt.nz
For technical information contact: Natalie Keyes, Wellington 04 931 4744, info@stats.govt.nz
For general comment on crime contact:  NZ Police media@police.govt.nz

Authorised by Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician, 31 October 2016

Updated 19 January 2017
Statistics New Zealand is no longer publishing recorded crime victims statistics.
See Access to recorded crime statistics changes for more detail.

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