Latest crime stats

October 2nd, 2013 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

The Police and Stats NZ have released the latest annual crime stats, for the 2012/13 fiscal year. Major changes:

  • Total rate down 7.4%
  • Assaults down 0.1%
  • Sexual crimes rate up 10.8%
  • Robbery rate down 8.2%
  • Burglary rate down 10.1%
  • Thefts down 9.2%
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24 Responses to “Latest crime stats”

  1. Redbaiter (8,032 comments) says:

    Could we please have comment from the Police Minster on widespread claims that these figures only represent a drop because the police have been instructed not to issue warrants for minor crimes or crimes difficult to prosecute.

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  2. Redbaiter (8,032 comments) says:

    I see sexual crime is up 10.8%.

    The left will tell us this is because of the growing income gap and increasing levels of poverty no doubt.

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  3. Ian McK (237 comments) says:

    Bevan Hanlon of prison union infamity, should be a statistic of fraud, like a certain GWRC elected member. Reckons staff are leaving Serco’s operation at Mt Eden because of safety . . . another union liar.

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  4. RRM (9,667 comments) says:

    Look at that – they made gay marriage legal, and sex crimes immediately spiked 10.8%.

    ;-) trololololo….

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  5. doggone7 (756 comments) says:

    And continuing the discussion from last week…Judith Collins said doesn’t want the alcohol limits lowered because more people would end up in court. If she eliminates some crimes off the books the stats will look even better.

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  6. Ian McK (237 comments) says:

    RRM: They are not gay, you are misusing an adjective; they are outright “queer”.

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  7. Jinky (181 comments) says:

    This is a direct quote from Kiwiblog when Labour were in power “But the key thing is the overall crime numbers or rates are almost meaningless. The more serious violent and sexual crimes have increased both in absolute numbers and proportional to population, since 1999.” If you believe this David why blog about these “meaningless” figures?

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  8. Camryn (551 comments) says:

    Sexual crimes rate up 10.8%

    Time to start removing some cocks if these bastards don’t know how to use them properly.

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  9. wikiriwhis business (3,883 comments) says:

    Police simply don’t investigate most crime and no minor crime. But has nothing to do with a National govt

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  10. Lance (2,567 comments) says:

    @Camryn
    You are not the first to think of that

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  11. Griff (7,013 comments) says:

    Ian mcarse
    kb resident expert on all things gay but not queer
    is rrm right mcarse?

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  12. RRM (9,667 comments) says:

    Griff – Of course I’m right! Gay marriage IS legal, and sex crime IS up 10.8% :-)

    Who’s going to be bold enough to hypothesize a connection, that’s what I want to know!

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  13. Nigel Kearney (920 comments) says:

    Same sex marriage didn’t start until 19 August and these stats are to the end of June. But the bill passed on 17 April so clearly just doing that must have sent a message that sexual crimes are now ok. In order to increase the annual rate by 10.8%, the increase from 17 April to 30 June would have to effectively be around 50%. And you would expect it to go higher once more people draw the obvious conclusion that couples who love each other being able to marry makes sexual violence ok. So maybe conservatives were right to warn of the end of civilization as we know it. This is not even including unreported crime such as the people who have suddenly started having sex with their dog, hamster, dead grandmother, or whatever because of the law change.

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  14. kowtow (7,961 comments) says:

    Camryn please don’t talk about cocks ,you’ll just encourage kea who posted about having a “massive” cock last month.

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  15. wikiriwhis business (3,883 comments) says:

    A British man who moved to Christchurch to work on the city’s rebuild was beaten and knocked unconscious. Crime statistics released this week show public order offences in Canterbury rocketed 86.1 per cent in the 2012-13 financial year on the year before, from 975 incidents to 1814. Police say locals, not migrant workers, are to blame. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/9234753/Man-beaten-unconscious-in-Chch-park

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  16. tvb (4,259 comments) says:

    This possibly reflect police priorities and the use of precharge warnings especially for youth offending. The wet bus ticket treatment in that court does not encourage the police to lay charges.

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  17. kowtow (7,961 comments) says:

    Maurice Williamson made it quite clear
    The Rainbow thing is just a bum steer

    But the crime stats shot up
    Plod couldn’t them stop

    The whole thing is so awfully queer.

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  18. calendar girl (1,203 comments) says:

    Are there no comparative stats on murders?

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  19. totaranui (10 comments) says:

    David, these aren’t crime rates. They’re crime numbers. The crime rate is what matters: number of offences per 1000 people or 10,000 or whatever. Till we know that we know nothing about whether crime is falling, staying the same or increasing.

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  20. dime (9,677 comments) says:

    oh god, sex crimes are up? thank god PG is off boring poor dunedin voters right now.

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  21. Richard Hurst (798 comments) says:

    These crime numbers are being driven by movements of the MOON. This scientific fact was clearly established by a former Labour Cabinet minister in the last Labour government. I believe she still holds a prominent position under Cun-off-a-cliff.

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  22. calendar girl (1,203 comments) says:

    Re 2:59pm: Murders slightly down over the last 3 years per 10,000 of population – compared with the average of the preceding 15 years.

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  23. publicwatchdog (2,295 comments) says:

    Where are the statistics for ‘white collar’ crime?

    Penny Bright

    ‘Anti-corruption/ anti-privatisation’ campaigner

    2013 Auckland Mayoral candidate

    http://www.pennybright4mayor.org.nz

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  24. ChardonnayGuy (1,190 comments) says:

    The fringey whingeys seem to be contradicting themselves. If there are actually fewer of us LGBTs than is commonly thought and as some of them contend, then most of the increased number of sexual crimes are bound to have been committed by heterosexuals. In any case, our sexual violence and child sexual abuse legislation is gender neutral. Whether straight or same-sex, sexual violence and child sexual abuse are reprehensible and odious crimes and should be dealt with with due, or perhaps increased severity. Regardless of the gender of the child or the rapist, I favour increased duration sentences across the board, without opportunities for parole. On this issue, I tend to agree with the law and order lobby.

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