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New Zealand Crime Stats

Definitions

  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Kidnappings: Number of kidnappings recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Murders: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year.
  • Murders > Per capita: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Murders with firearms: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held 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.
  • Rape victims: People victimized by sexual assault (as a % of the total population). Data refer to female population only. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Rapes: Number of sexual assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Software piracy rate: The piracy rate is the total number of units of pirated software deployed in 2007 divided by the total units of software installed.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Burglaries 1,476.3 2006 2nd out of 55
Illicit drugs significant consumer of amphetamines 2011
Kidnappings 0.91 2006 21st out of 57
Murder rate 1.3 2008
Murders 24% 2006 32nd out of 38
Murders > Per capita 5.82 per 1 million people 2006 29th out of 37
Murders with firearms 10 2002 42nd out of 48
Prisoners 5,968 prisoners 2002 90th out of 168
Prisoners > Per capita 160 per 100,000 people 2003 55th out of 164
Rape rate 30.9 2009 3rd out of 51
Rape victims 1.3% 2002 1st out of 20
Rapes 1,308 2009 12th out of 51
Robberies 59.7 2006 33th out of 71
Software piracy rate 22% 2007 104th out of 106
Total crimes 427,230 2002 25th out of 82

SOURCES: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; 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); International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; UN Crime Stats; UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). 2002. Correspondence on data on crime victims. March. Turin; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

Citation

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

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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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These statistics need to be updated for New Zealand.

Posted on 20 Jul 2010

Debra

Debra

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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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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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