This page has links to criminal conviction and sentencing tables (calendar year) in NZ.Stat – our free web tool for creating, finding, customising, and downloading datasets.
Information about the criminal conviction and sentencing data
Important information about the data in the tables below.
Charges prosecuted against adults by offence type
Statistics for 1980 onwards about the number of charges prosecuted in the New Zealand court system during a calendar year. Information includes the court location, type of offence, and outcome of the charge.
Adults prosecuted in court – most serious offence
Statistics for 1980 onwards about people prosecuted in criminal courts during a calendar year. Information includes court location, and the outcome of a person's most serious prosecution – by offence category.
Adults convicted in court by sentence type – most serious offence
Statistics for 1980 onwards about people whose convictions were finalised in criminal courts during a calendar year. Information includes offender age, gender, and ethnicity; court location; type of sentence; and the sentence given for the most serious offence category.
More information about New Zealand's court system
More information about the court system on the Ministry of Justice website.
Trends in Conviction and Sentencing
Ministry of Justice commentary about data in the tables.
Conviction and sentencing
Ministry of Justice publications about conviction and sentencing.
Crime and justice
More information about crime and justice from Statistics NZ's website.
Please note: we have removed the 'Multi count' cubes previously published. We removed them because they were rarely accessed, and there was potential for misinterpretation. Anyone wanting to access the cubes’ content should contact the Ministry of Justice directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Page updated: 20 March 2017