The NZCVS reveals trends in crimes, drawing on the experiences of more than 6,200 randomly selected New Zealanders. It is the only source of information on the prevalence of reported and unreported crime.
Anton Youngman, General Manager, Sector Insights, says the survey draws on a total of almost 30,000 interviews with randomly selected New Zealanders.
"The survey has been running since 2018 and we're now able to compare the data over four years and examine trends in crime," says Anton.
The latest survey shows that about 29 percent of adults in Aotearoa New Zealand were victimised once or more in the previous 12 months. The three most common offence types were harassment and threatening behaviour; burglary; and fraud and deception. Together, these made up more than half of all offences (51 percent).
Other key findings from the 2021 Crime and Victims survey are:
The NZCVS provides valuable data to inform policy-making across a range of Government departments, including Te Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice, Police, Ministry of Social Development, Te Puni Kōkiri, Department of Internal Affairs, Oranga Tamariki, and the Ministry for Women.
To learn more about the NZCVS and read the latest report, see:
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