South Auckland has been described as the criminal hell hole of New Zealand.
3 News can now reveal some of the most serious offences, such as murder, are at record levels.
But tonight, it’s a good record.
In the last two years, there were nearly 50 homicides in Counties-Manukau; so far this year, there’s only been one.
The region now has an extra 245 staff, meaning numerous police, many armed, are on the scene within minutes.
So homicides have gone from one a fortnight to one in six months.
Must be a coincidence with the extra police resources, right?