This collection is sourced from New Zealand Police administrative data on recorded and resolved crime, as well as offenders apprehended for these crimes.
These statistics were previously released by the New Zealand Police. The measures that we have used to protect confidentiality are the same as those applied by the Police. In particular, statistics on age are presented in age groups and a number of potentially sensitive variables have been excluded. The figures presented in tables have not been subject to any additional form of statistical confidentialisation, such as random rounding.
An overview of recording and counting crime in New Zealand
Latest statistics: 2011/12 Fiscal year (ended 30 June).
Statistics in 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.
Select 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
Statistics New Zealand has 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.
The 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.
Statistics NZ will now establish and lead a group of key justice sector agencies. This group will develop and oversee a plan that will successfully implement the recommendations in The Review of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics Report 2009.
Page published 1 October 2012