Review of pursuits, April 2004 - May 2007
New Zealand Police have recently undertaken a review of pursuits in order to scrutinise existing practices and identify areas for further attention and improvement. The review is based on information recorded through the NZ Police Lotus Notes system. The Lotus Notes pursuit database was introduced in March/April 2004, prior to which time a more limited amount of information was collected through the older LES/Wanganui system.
The current analysis is based on a census of all recorded pursuits between 1 April 2004-30 April 2007 (inclusive). Therefore, all findings relates to the period April 2004-May 2007. April 2004 represents the first full month of Lotus Notes pursuit data, while April 2007 was the last full month of statistics available at the time of data collection.