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NEW Zealand Crime Rate: Facts and Figures
Up to 1.2 million crimes were committed in New Zealand year to July 2016 [Independent Estimate]
Police, when their thumbs were removed from their nether region, recorded 11,171 more “victimisations” than the same period last year, or an increase of a 2.3 per cent. [The police figure amounts to about 486,000 victimizations in the 12 months period, or more than one in every 10 Kiwis.]
Across the country, burglaries increased by 11.9% in the twelve months to July, according to [the heavily doctored] figures published by Statistics New Zealand.
The negative trend has been exponentially deteriorating: Burglaries are up 29% over a two year period while robberies skyrocketed by 44% and assaults have increased by at least 10%.
The New Zealand Police Ass-ociation blame the total breakdown on insufficient [not incompetent, clueless, illiterate, unmotivated…] police numbers.
“While many offence types can fluctuate, burglary figures tend to be a very good litmus test of how much criminal activity is taking place in the community,” said its president, Greg O’Connor on Wednesday.
“What is clear is that the public are now becoming concerned that the crime situation is deteriorating, an inevitability after many years of under-investment.
“We are now seeing political parties, including the government, accepting there is a need to increase police numbers. But it cannot wait for an election – this government must find the money now to increase police numbers across the board so that community concerns about crime can be addressed.”
Police Minister Judith ‘Crusher’ Collins speaking through her nether region said the Government would have more police recruits SOON so that the Police could attend all burglary complaints.
Then she changed her frigging mind and expelled the following statement amid a mist of hot, noxious gasses, “police would NOW attend every reported home burglary, treating it as a ‘priority offence.'”
The shameful Facts:
- In 2014 the so-called “ghost crimes” became a political scandal, when it was revealed some police in Counties-Manukau, Auckland, made hundreds of burglaries disappear from police statistics by downgrading them to more minor offences, such as theft.
- In March 2016 it was revealed 24 police stations did not solve a single burglary in 2015.
Burglary resolution rates [Even these sorry rates are Fictitious]
Successful finalisation rate of unlawful entry with intent investigations by district in 2014/15:
- Northland: 11.9 per cent
- Waitemata: 8 per cent
- Auckland: 7.2 per cent
- Counties Manukau: 9.9 per cent
- Waikato: 11.5 per cent
- Bay of Plenty: 17.5 per cent
- Eastern: 15.3 per cent
- Central: 14 per cent
- Wellington: 11.9 per cent
- Tasman: 18.5 per cent
- Canterbury: 11.9 per cent
- Southern: 16.4 per cent
Source: Police answers to written questions from Parliament’s law and order committee.