Better Public Services: Reducing crime
The government has set ambitious Better Public Services targets for the justice sector: to reduce overall crime by 20% by June 2018 and to reduce violent crime by 20%, youth crime by 25%, and re-offending by 25% by June 2017.
The justice sector has had a successful few years, with the recorded crime rate at the lowest point since 1978. Reducing the crime rate further is a challenge, but one we’re well-placed to achieve.
In this section:
- Achieving our targets
Find out about our action plans to reduce opportunities for crime, target vulnerable youth and youth offenders, reduce alcohol and drug abuse, and reduce re-offending.
- Progress updates
The latest results against our targets.
- Previous trends in the justice system
An overview of the patterns in crime, violent crime, youth crime and re-offending in New Zealand prior to 2012.
- Measuring results
Detail on how our results will be reported and recorded and links to crime data.