Crime down across the board
crime statistics for the year to 30 June 2005
revealed a 7.1 percent reduction in overall crime and continues
the trend in crime reduction over recent
"The continued significant reduction in crime and the limitation
of road trauma through dedicated efforts of all members of police
is something to be proud of," says Commissioner Rob Robinson.
the 12 months to June 2005 recorded crime dropped by 7.1 percent
while the resolution rate remained relatively constant at 44.2
percent, compared with 45.1 percent in 2003/04 and 43.7 percent
The total number of offences recorded by police for
the 12 months to June 2005 year was 396,018 compared to 426,149
in the previous
12 months. This equates to 8.1 percent reduction per 10,000 population
for the year.
This continues a long term downwards trend. Since
1995/96 (which is the earliest year for which we have population
there has been a 24.4 percent drop in recorded crime rate per
head of population.
All twelve police districts recorded decreases
in total recorded crime. Wellington recorded the biggest reduction
percent fewer recorded offences than the previous 12 month
by Bay of Plenty with an 11.8 percent reduction.
"NZ Police's ability to work with communities and to continue
to deliver success and not to be distracted by other events
is what makes us an outstanding law enforcement agency," says
Rob. "Thank you for your work and commitment to making
New Zealand a safer place for everyone."