New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey - Police Module
The New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey (NZCVS) is run nationwide through the Ministry of Justice and collects information about New Zealand adults’ experiences of crime.
Since 2021 - the Ministry of Justice and New Zealand Police have collaborated to incorporate a Police Module into the NZCVS. The purpose of the Police Module is primarily to gain an understanding of New Zealanders’ experiences with, and perceptions of, NZ Police.
The 2022 reports below share the findings of the Police Module data from November 2021 to the completion of the NZCVS Cycle 5 data collection (November 2022).
The 2021 reports below shares the findings of the Police Module data from when the Police Module was introduced in March 2021 to the completion of the NZCVS Cycle 4 data collection (November 2021).
The Police Module questions cover:
- Trust and confidence in Police
- Contact with Police
- Perceptions of Police effectiveness
- Perceptions of Police staff
- Perceptions of Police in the community
- Safety after dark
Police also publish public sentiment snapshot polling taken between NVCZS reporting periods.