Crime and Fraud

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(000s)
Source: NZTA Police
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Source: NZTA Police
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Source: NZTA Police

Crime data is published by the NZ Police, as "Reported Crime". Note that the sub-areas of "violence" and "fraud" are both included in the overall "crime" data.

We display here only a small portion of the data available. Full data is available on either the NZ Police website, or the Statistics NZ website.

And, here is how our 'violent crime' data compares with that of the US. Most New Zealanders jump to the conclusion that reporting rates are vastly different, but although there will be differences, they are actually likely to be relatively small.

Violent Crime Rates
Per 10,000 people
2011 2017
Region popn mln All Murder popn mln All Murder
Auckland - Waitemata   96.6 0.1 0.597 72.2 0.1
Auckland - Auckland City   125.9 0.2 0.513 74.6 0.1
Auckland - Manukau   168.6 0.1 0.535 132.3 0.4
Wellington   130.1 0.1 0.514 78.2 0.1
Christchurch   95.1 0.2 0.612 72.3 0.2
New Zealand 4.4 mln 141.2 0.2 4.8 mln 101.3 0.3
source: NZ Police            
Chicago 9.4 n.a. 0.7 2.7 51.9 1.2
Dallas 6.5 35.8 0.5 1.3 77.5 1.3
Honolulu 1.0 28.7 0.1 1.0 12.1 0.2
Houston 6.1 55.1 0.5 2.3 104.2 1.3
Los Angeles 13.0 40.5 0.5 4.0 36.1 0.3
Miami 5.6 59.7 0.6 0.4 41.6 0.7
New York 19.0 40.6 0.5 8.6 26.0 0.1
San Francisco 6.7 42.7 0.5 0.9 34.1 0.4
Seattle 3.5 33.0 0.2 0.7 31.2 0.1
USA 311.6 mln 38.6 0.5 323.1 mln 38.6 0.5
source: US FBI