Ministry of Justice
Summary of data tables
Justice statistics data tables: Notes and trends for 2020 (PDF, 249 KB)
The Ministry of Justice website currently provides data (to year ended 31 December 2020) on:
Specific offence types
- Family violence offences
"All offences flagged as family violence in the Ministry Case Management System orinvolving a range of offence types specific to familial circumstancesare counted..6 This is the most comprehensive family violence offences data published by the Ministry as it includes all charges flagged as family violence, regardless of the offence type (for example, charges for wilful damage and homicide that are flagged as family violence are included)."
See Notes and trends for 2020, p. 3
- Sexual offences
- Harmful digital communication offences
The Ministry of Justice updates this data every six months.
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New Zealand Police
NZ Police provide data (up to 2018) on:
- Reported family investigations* nationally and by Police district
- Protection Orders breached
- Police Safety Orders (PSOs) issued and breached
- Reported sexual assaults (pages 26 & 27), in:
Our data – you asked us (New Zealand Police, 2019)
*See Family harm (page 4) and Caveats: Family harm investigations (page 31).
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Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children
The Quarterly Report gives a snapshot in time of how Oranga Tamariki is performing in relation to the Outcomes Framework. It shows how children and young people move through the system. This regular report will be updated and published on a quarterly basis providing information for the 12 months to report date.
Safety of Children in Care reports will be published biannually from 2020.
This the latest biannual report:
This is the latest annual report:
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Earlier data (to June 2017) on Child, Youth and Family is available from Ministry of Social Development website.
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