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Information about the criminal conviction and sentencing data

The following links give information about the data provided in the criminal conviction and sentencing tables.

  • About the data
    General information about the criminal conviction and sentencing data, including data source, quality, inclusions and exclusions, the effect of appeals, and situations where published data may be revised.
  • Charges
    What are charge statistics, and how the prosecuted charges table differs from other criminal conviction and sentencing tables.
  • Comparability with police-sourced crime data
    Why the New Zealand Police crime statistics are not directly comparable with data in the criminal conviction and sentencing tables.
  • Counting people
    How people are counted in the tables.
  • Data reporting by courts
    Information about the court data in the tables, including locations with a high and/or district court.
  • Demographic data
    Information about gender, age, and ethnicity data provided in the tables.
  • Offence categories
    How an offender’s most serious offence is determined, and the ANZSOC divisions used for classifying offences. 
  • Prosecution outcome categories
    The different prosecution outcome categories used in the prosecuted people and multiple-offence type prosecution tables.
  • Sentencing legislation
    Some changes in legislation during the period covered by the tables.
  • Sentence types
    The types of sentences handed down to convicted offenders.
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