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New Zealand

New Zealand Crime Stats

Definitions

  • Assault rate: Number of assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years: Crime increasing in the past 3 years. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "In the past three years would you say the level of crime in your community has increased, stayed about the same, or decreased?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Crime levels: Level of crime. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How serious you feel the level of crime is?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drugs > Annual cannabis use: Estimate of percentage of 15-64 year old population who use Cannabis.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Rape rate: Number of rape incidents per 100,000 citizens in different countries. Figures do not take into account rape incidents that go unreported to the police.
  • Rapes > Per capita: Number of sexual assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate: Homicides per 100’000 residents. Homicide is the death of a person purposefully inflicted by another person (it excludes suicides) outside of a state of war. Homicide is a broader category than murder, as it also includes manslaughter. The exact legal definition varies across countries, some of which include infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and deaths caused by dangerous driving.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Rapes: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes per million people: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Assault rate 839.4 2011 7th out of 93
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 65.24 2014 43th out of 93
Crime levels 44.44 2014 50th out of 93
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 14.6% 2008 2nd out of 28
Murder rate 1.3 2008
Police officers 0.1 2011 14th out of 17
Rape rate 25.8 2010 11th out of 57
Rapes > Per capita 0.315 per 1,000 people 2008 2nd out of 50
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 11.5 2010 5th out of 8
Total crimes 427,230 2002 25th out of 82
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 22.6 2014 22nd out of 170
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 0.95 2012 13th out of 14
Violent crime > Murder rate 39 2011 9th out of 12
Violent crime > Rapes 1,129 2010 19th out of 57
Violent crime > Rapes per million people 258.48 2010 10th out of 57

SOURCES: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; crime; https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/WDR2011/World_Drug_Report_2011_ebook.pdf, World Drug Report 2011, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 2011, p. 217.; UN Crime Stats; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; Wikipedia: List of countries by suicide rate (Suicide rates per 100,000 by country, year and sex (Table) ); The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002) (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention); Annexe I of the Small Arms Survey 2007 ; Wikipedia: List of countries by intentional homicide rate by decade; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables; Statistics : Crime : Sexual Violence (UNODC) and Crime Statistics : Sexual Violence Against Children and Rape, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; Statistics : Crime : Sexual Violence (UNODC) and Crime Statistics : Sexual Violence Against Children and Rape, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

Citation

"New Zealand Crime Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/New-Zealand/Crime

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These statistics need to be updated for New Zealand.

Posted on 20 Jul 2010

Debra

Debra

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I am sure these stats are correct for the Maori populace, sure, but the European crime figures are only about 1 in 200 and we make up 70% of the population. I call massive error on these stats

Posted on 09 Jun 2009

Xevon

Xevon

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I would agree with the above comments. The Maoris and Islanders are the main offenders in these statistics. The majority of whites living in New Zealand are law-abiding, but are still tainted with the same brush.

Posted on 29 Jun 2010

Andy

Andy

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A lot of 'white' offenders don't end up going to prison because they usually have access to finances to pay for good lawyers. Starting from a very young age, mummy and daddy cash up to make sure their children don't end up a statistic.

Posted on 20 Jul 2010

Debra

Debra

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Thanks to Maoris and other islanders as well.

Posted on 31 Jul 2009

John

John

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