NZCVS resources and results

A number of resources to help access the results from the New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey (NZCVS), interpret findings, and understand the research.

Cycle 2 (October 2018 – September 2019)

NZCVS Cycle 2 (2018 - 19) Full-size Core

This report provides detailed insights and analysis of the New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey (NZCVS) Cycle 2 results. The report contains mostly descriptive statistics. It does not include analysis of relationships between variables.

NZCVS Cycle 2 (2018 – 19) Core Report [PDF, 3.7 MB]

NZCVS Cycle 2 (2018 – 19) Key Findings

This document summarises key findings of the NZCVS Cycle 2 (2018 – 19).

NZCVS Cycle 2 (2018 – 19) Key Findings [PDF, 1.5 MB]

NZCVS Cycle 2 (2018 – 19) Infographics

This infographic summarises the most important findings of the NZCVS Cycle 2 (2018 – 19) on one page.

NZCVS Cycle 2 (2018 – 19) Infographic [PDF, 523 KB]

NZCVS Cycle 2 (2018 – 19) Data Tables

This document summarises data collected by NZCVS Cycle 2 (2018 – 19) and provides information about data accuracy.

NZCVS Cycle 2 (2018 – 19) Data Tables [XLSX, 584 KB]

NZCVS Cycle 2 (2018 – 19) Methodology Report

The Methodology Report describes in detail the design and methods used in the NZCVS. This Report includes, but is not limited to, detailed information on NZCVS research objectives, sampling, questionnaire development and testing, fieldwork processes and statistics, offence coding, data processing, weighting, imputation and producing analyses.

NZCVS Cycle 2 (2018 – 19) Methodology Report [PDF, 5.7 MB]

Other Resources

NZCVS Cycle 2 (2018 – 19) Core Report – Frequently Asked Questions [PDF, 109 KB]

Cycle 1 (March – September 2018)

NZCVS Cycle 1 (2018) Full-size Core Report

This report provides detailed insights and analysis of the New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey (NZCVS) results. It extends the topline report released in December 2018. The report contains mostly descriptive statistics. It does not include analysis of relationships between variables.

NZCVS Cycle 1 (2018) Core Report [PDF, 4 MB]

NZCVS Cycle 1 (2018) Key Findings

This document summarises key findings of the NZCVS 2018. The two versions of the key findings report:

List of NZCVS Cycle 1 (2018) Key Findings (without infographics) [PDF, 430 KB]

NZCVS Cycle 1 (2018) Key Findings (with infographics) [PDF, 3.9 MB]

NZCVS Cycle 1 (2018) Topical Reports

These reports are based on the NZCVS Cycle 1 (2018) data and focused on specific prioritised themes.

An overview of important findings. This report present in a concise format (22 pages) the most important NZCVS Cycle (2018) results already presented in the core report. The findings are explained in plain English and supported by charts and infographics.

NZCVS topical report - Important findings (Cycle 1 - 2018) [PDF, 1.4 MB]

Highly victimised people.  This report provides a statistical picture of the most highly victimised four percent of New Zealand adults who experience 47% of all crime incidents. We define highly victimised people as those who experienced four or more criminal incidents within a 12-month period. In this report highly victimised people are compared with other victims to assess how this population differs and what are the key factors contributing in high victimisation. The findings are supported by charts and infographics.

NZCVS topical report - Highly Victimised people [PDF, 666 KB]

NZCVS topical report - Highly Victimised people (infographic) [PDF, 1.4 MB]

Offences against New Zealand adults by family members. The New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey (Cycle 1) reported that 79,000 New Zealand adults had experienced offences committed by family members over the previous 12 months. These offences include both those reported to Police and those not reported. This report provides more information on who experiences offences by family members, what types of offences are experienced, and what services victims interact with. The findings are supported by statistical tables and charts.

NZCVS topical report - Offences against New Zealand adults by family members [PDF, 526 KB]

NZCVS topical report - Offences against New Zealand adults by family members (data tables) [XLSX, 121 KB]

NZCVS topical report - Offences against New Zealand adults by family members (frequently asked questions) [PDF, 121 KB]

NZCVS topical report - Offences against New Zealand adults by family members (media release) [PDF, 112 KB]

NZCVS Cycle 1 (2018) Infographics

This infographic summarises the most important findings of the NZCVS 2018 on one page.

NZCVS 2018 Topline Infographic [PDF, 283 KB]

Who experiences crime in New Zealand? [PDF, 212 KB]

Sexual violence in New Zealand [PDF, 151 KB]

Psychological violence in New Zealand [PDF, 153 KB]

Lifetime experience of intimate partner violence and sexual violence [PDF, 165 KB]

Property crime in New Zealand [PDF, 163 KB]

Drivers of crime in New Zealand [PDF, 166 KB]

What crime is reported to the police? [PDF, 165 KB]

Support of family violence victims [PDF, 154 KB]

NZCVS Cycle 1 (2018) Data Tables

This document summarises data collected by NZCVS Cycle 1 (2018) and provides information about data accuracy. The document available in the PDF and XLS format.

NZCVS Cycle 1 (2018) Data Tables [XLSX, 369 KB]

NZCVS Cycle 1 (2018) Data Tables [PDF, 2 MB]

NZCVS 2018 Topline Report

This Report summarises the initial findings of the NZCVS 2018. The Report provides a brief overview of the following research areas: 

  • The extent and nature of crime and victimisation in New Zealand
  • The extent and nature of crime that is reported or unreported to Police
  • Victim demographics (who is experiencing crime?).

This is a high-level insights and analysis report which does not present all the information collected in NZCVS. This Report does not discuss the technical details of the research. This information can be found in the NZCVS Methodology Report.

NZCVS 2018 Topline Report [PDF, 746 KB]

NZCVS 2018 Methodology Report

The Methodology Report describes in detail the design and methods used in the NZCVS. This Report includes, but is not limited to, detailed information on NZCVS research objectives, sampling, questionnaire development and testing, fieldwork processes and statistics, offence coding, data processing, weighting, imputation and producing analyses.

NZCVS 2018 Methodology Report [PDF, 5.3 MB]

Other Resources

Media release: New crime survey tells 8,000 New Zealanders' experience of crime

NZCVS 2018 Core Report – Frequently Asked Questions [PDF, 378 KB]

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