Exploring Differences between "Methamphetamine" and Other Offenders
The Methamphetamine in New Zealand Research Programme was established by Police in February 2020 in response to, and with the need to evidence the significant harm caused by methamphetamine. The research is supported and guided by a Steering Group with representatives from government agencies, non-government organisations (including the New Zealand Drug Foundation), universities and Iwi (Tūhoe) who have influence over, and/or a substantial interest in methamphetamine harm reduction. Tranche 3 of this programme uses Police data to examine the relationship between methamphetamine and other offending. The first part of this research compares the offending rates of a cohort of offenders with at least one recorded methamphetamine offence between 2010-2021, with a comparison cohort of offenders with no recorded methamphetamine offences.