Review of the NZ crime and safety survey and other statistical information about the social impact of crime: 2016 sets out the results of a review by a four-person team at Statistics NZ. We completed the review at the request of the Ministry of Justice.
This report makes four action recommendations which, if implemented, would help the justice sector develop an analytical framework to inform social investment.
1. Bring NZCASS data into the Statistics NZ Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI).
2. Match NZCASS and reported crime data in the IDI at individual victim level, and harmonise them for volume and types of offences.
3. Bring more Police data into the IDI, particularly that relating to the experiences of crime victims.
4. Note: while the cost of NZCASS is reasonable, there is also considerable potential to improve its efficiency.
5. Explore options to redevelop NZCASS, to collect crime volume data annually, expand the crime type coverage, and improve the cost efficiency of data collection, data processing, and output data access systems.
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Statistics New Zealand (2016). Review of the New Zealand crime and safety survey and other statistical information about the social impact of crime: 2016. Available from www.stats.govt.nz.
ISBN 978-0-908350-51-3 (online)
Published 11 July 2016