These pages link to statistics on recorded crime for the years 1975 to 2014.
See New Zealand Police crime statistics for data released from 30 November 2016 (including Recorded crime victims statistics (RCVS) and Recorded crime offenders statistics (RCOS) from July 2014).
2014 calendar year
The offence statistics datasets represent the number of offences recorded by the Police, whether these were reported or discovered by the Police. They also contain the numbers of offences that were resolved.
The apprehension statistics datasets for statistics on apprehensions of alleged offenders.
Demographic statistics of persons apprehended are available in this dataset, as well as the method used by the Police against apprehended persons.
Review of crime and criminal justice statistics
We reviewed New Zealand’s crime and criminal justice statistics and produced the Review of crime and criminal justice statistics report 2009. The report identifies enduring research and policy information needs, where these are currently met, where there are gaps, and identifies the key areas for statistical development in the field of crime and criminal justice.
Review of crime and criminal justice statistics report 2009 followed the Review of crime and criminal justice statistics: Consultation paper, which sought input from users of crime and criminal justice statistics in New Zealand.
Page updated 18 January 2017