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Review of crime and criminal justice statistics 2009

The Review of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics Report 2009 reports on Statistics New Zealand’s review of New Zealand’s crime and criminal justice statistics. This report provides a framework for the development of crime and criminal justice statistics over the next 10 years. It presents the findings and recommendations of a review of crime and criminal justice statistics undertaken under section 7 of the Statistics Act 1975. The review was led by Statistics New Zealand with the support of a number of other government agencies, organisations, and individuals with interests and expertise in crime and criminal justice statistics.

Forty-nine recommendations were identified from eight enduring research and policy topics. The most significant recommendations were:

  • Stabilise the New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS) so that crime trends can be measured.
  • Develop an improved set of youth justice statistics by enabling the Ministry of Justice, the New Zealand Police, and the Ministry of Social Development (Child, Youth and Family) to work together to share data for statistical and research purposes.
  • Publish victim statistics (including the relationship between an offender and a victim) based on New Zealand Police administrative data, to complement what is available in the NZCASS.
  • Publish a more comprehensive set of reoffending measures, after agreement is reached on enduring priorities for measures of offending after justice sector interventions.
  • Develop consistent rules for counting offenders across the sector (Ministry of Justice, New Zealand Police, and Department of Corrections) to enable comparisons across the sector.
  • Research offenders and their offending across their life course (using justice sector administrative data) to inform policies to reduce crime.
  • Build on current justice sector collaborations and develop a justice sector research strategy to enhance the iterative process by which research both informs policy development and monitors policy implementation and impact.

The Review of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics Report 2009 concludes the review of crime and criminal justice statistics. Statistics NZ will now establish and lead a group of key justice sector agencies. The group will develop and oversee a plan that will successfully implement the recommendations.

Published in April 2009
ISBN 978-0-478-31582-0 (online)

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Contact information

For more information or to provide comments regarding the review, please contact the Social Conditions business unit, Statistics New Zealand:
Email: social.conditions@stats.govt.nz
Phone: +64 4 931 4600
Fax: +64 4 931 4046

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