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Police statistics on homicide victims in New Zealand 2007 - 2018 : a summary of statistics about victims of murder, manslaughter, and infanticide New Zealand Police

Contributor(s): New Zealand Police | Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: NZ Police homicide report.Publisher: [Wellington, New Zealand : Police National Headquarters, New Zealand Police, 2022Description: electronic document (18 pages) ; PDF file: 918 KB.Subject(s): CRIME | HOMICIDE | CHILD HOMICIDE | INFANTICIDE | NZ Police homicide reports | OFFENDERS | VICTIMS OF CRIMES | STATISTICS | VIOLENT CRIMES | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online | Access the website Summary: Between 2007 – 2018, there have been 820 homicide victims or an average 68 victims each year. Of these, 63 percent were male and 71 percent were victims of murder.. Majority of homicide victims were killed by non-family members. The offender is not always identified by police, and the victim's relationship to the offender is not always clear or recorded. In instances where the relationship between victim and offender is not recorded, this is likely to be because they are not closely related. Between 2007 and 2018, approximately 17 percent (136) of homicide victims were killed by their partner, 10 percent (80) were children of the offender, and 4 percent (29) were a parent of the offender. About 74 percent of victims killed by their partner were female. The report includes provisional data for 2018. Statistics for homicide offences that occurred in 2019 have been included as an appendix (see Appendix B). These include statistics for victims who died in the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings. However, the reader should note that the 2019 figures are provisional as some of these investigations are continuing. Finalised figures for 2019 will be included in future editions of this report The report Historic NZ Murder Rate Report 1926-2019 is also available. The table shows murder offences collated from existing electronic and microfiche data from previous Police annual reports and crime statistics and the current statistics on Homicide Victims. (From the report). Background: Each month New Zealand Police releases Official Statistics on crime victimisation and offending at www.policedata.nz. Homicide statistics are not included in the monthly release of statistics on victims because homicide investigations typically take many months to investigate and finalise. Accordingly, data in Police systems on homicides does not stabilise for many months. So, rather than include homicide statistics in the regular monthly releases, homicide data are collated into this Homicide Victims Report. Usually this report is published mid-year. This report is not intended as a comprehensive study on the various contexts in which homicides occur. Rather, it provides some descriptive statistics that complement other sources of information such as:  Recorded Crime Victims Statistics,  Recorded Crime Offenders Statistics,  The New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey, and  Relevant research publications and government reports. Specifically, this report presents simple descriptive statistics about:  Who has been killed,  The relationship between the victim and offender,  What type of location people were killed in, and  What type of weapon (if any) was used. For family violence statistics see: https://nzfvc.org.nz/family-violence-statistics/ #7578
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Includes provisional data for 2019 (Appendix B). Released February 2022

Between 2007 – 2018, there have been 820 homicide victims or an average 68 victims each year. Of these, 63 percent were male and 71 percent were victims of murder..

Majority of homicide victims were killed by non-family members. The offender is not always identified by police, and the victim's relationship to the offender is not always clear or
recorded. In instances where the relationship between victim and offender is not recorded, this is likely to be because they are not closely related. Between 2007 and 2018, approximately 17 percent (136) of homicide victims were killed by their partner, 10 percent (80) were children of the offender, and 4 percent (29) were a parent of the offender. About 74 percent of victims killed by their partner were female.
The report includes provisional data for 2018.

Statistics for homicide offences that occurred in 2019 have been included as an appendix (see Appendix B). These include statistics for victims who died in the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings. However, the reader should note that the 2019 figures are provisional as some of these investigations are continuing. Finalised figures for 2019 will be included in future editions of this report

The report Historic NZ Murder Rate Report 1926-2019 is also available. The table shows murder offences collated from existing electronic and microfiche data from previous Police annual reports and crime statistics and the current statistics on Homicide Victims. (From the report).

Background:
Each month New Zealand Police releases Official Statistics on crime victimisation and offending at www.policedata.nz.
Homicide statistics are not included in the monthly release of statistics on victims because homicide investigations typically take many months to investigate and finalise. Accordingly, data in Police systems on homicides does not stabilise for many months. So, rather than include homicide statistics in the regular monthly releases, homicide data are collated into this Homicide Victims Report. Usually this report is published mid-year. This report is not intended as a comprehensive study on the various contexts in which homicides occur. Rather, it provides some descriptive statistics that complement other sources of information such as:
 Recorded Crime Victims Statistics,
 Recorded Crime Offenders Statistics,
 The New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey, and
 Relevant research publications and government reports.

Specifically, this report presents simple descriptive statistics about:
 Who has been killed,
 The relationship between the victim and offender,
 What type of location people were killed in, and
 What type of weapon (if any) was used.
For family violence statistics see: https://nzfvc.org.nz/family-violence-statistics/
#7578

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