How we’re tracking
Bringing our data together
Police is committed to being accessible and available. This includes being transparent and providing as much information as possible, in the most accessible way possible.
How we’re tracking brings together some user-friendly graphics that provide an overview of key Police data from the 2018/19 year.
A more detailed breakdown of our performance is available in Police’s Annual Report, with monthly updates available on policedata.nz.
We have set ourselves targets in the five areas that are causing the greatest ongoing harm. Targeting these areas will have the biggest impact towards reducing harm and making New Zealand the safest country:
5% reduction in road deaths each and every year
Working alongside our road safety partners at all levels, we will maintain our focus on the behaviours we know cause the most harm to people on our roads.
A snapshot of our performance over the 2018/19 year.
Total police staff
How we are tracking, Organisation Insights (3 items)
Since 2017, we’ve seen a 20% growth in female constables
Our goal is for half of our recruits to be female, and we are committed to increasing the number of women at all ranks. In 2018/19 we saw a record number of women officers graduate from The Royal New Zealand Police College and significant increases in the number of women across the ranks.
2018/19 has been a record year for diversity recruitment
Our recruitment marketing is designed to ensure that people from all walks of life want to join Police. We have examined all parts of our recruitment process with the goal of removing any unconscious bias from the process.
Average length of service for sworn staff is 13.4 years
We have set ambitious goals of ensuring our profile is representative of the population. As a low attrition organisation it takes time for our workforce to reflect the gender and ethnic mix of the New Zealand population.
Want to dig deeper? Go to policedata.nz to access Police crime data through a number of interactive reports that are updated monthly.