94 percent of motor vehicle thefts were reported but victims of sexual violence stayed silent. The New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey interviewed 80,000 people about their experiences with crime and found 29 percent of respondents had experienced sexual violence in the last 12 months – with women threeContinue Reading The New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey talked to more than 8000 people over the past year, to form what the Ministry of Justice said is the most comprehensive picture of crime in this country. The report published by the ministry said 24 percent of adults – or moreContinue Reading A man’s stash of child sex abuse images was only discovered when police arrested him for drug-affected driving. Tristan Abraham, 30, was jailed in May for dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving while under the influence of drugs, but it wasn’t until later that police uncovered his fixationContinue Reading

New Zealand’s recorded crime levels are the lowest seen since the late 1970s. 6 Crime rates have fallen steadily from 2009 until recently (when there is some evidence of levelling out). It is worrying that, in 2016, 71% of New Zealanders thought crime was increasing. Associations between the rate ofContinue Reading If Little were to change the law to make bail easier, sentencing smarter and parole more obtainable, then it would put to the test Gluckman’s research that the rate of imprisonment is not linked to crime rates. Gluckman’s report said crime and justice needed “evidence-based approaches to prevention, intervention,Continue Reading

The Guardian: Underpaid and overburdened: the life of a Facebook moderator. “There was literally nothing enjoyable about the job. You’d go into work at 9am every morning, turn on your computer and watch someone have their head cut off. Every day, every minute, that’s what you see. HeadsContinue Reading

Study debunks years of accepted wisdom about link between crime and violent video games nzherald (@nzherald) March 9, 2017 Playing violent computer games such as Call of Duty does not make people more prone to violence, according to a new study that debunks years of accepted wisdom andContinue Reading They said yesterday that the checkpoint was set up earlier this month specifically to identify people leaving an Exit International pro-euthanasia meeting in Lower Hutt. The police have since referred themselves to their own watchdog, the Independent Police Conduct Authority. The authority has received three other complaints – includingContinue Reading Police Minister Judith Collins has stuck by comments that parental influence has more to do with crime than poverty, saying it is “utter rubbish” to suggest crime is caused by poverty. Collins has been criticised by Every Child Counts, which represents organisations including Barnardos, after her response to aContinue Reading–our-law-is-not-colourblind? A Stuff Circuit investigation has delved into 10 years’ worth of data, examining arrest, prosecution, conviction and sentencing records and spoken to a broad range of people confronting the problem. Problem? Undeniably, yes. There is no doubt that, from whichever angle you look at it, there is a seriousContinue Reading