New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey - Police Module

New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey - Police Module

Date Published: 
October 2022

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.

In 2021, the Ministry of Justice and New Zealand Police 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 report 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