Additional government agency data

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
  • Offences related to family violence

  • Sexual offences
  • Harmful digital communication offences

Family Court

The Ministry of Justice updates this data every six months.

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Ministry of Justice Datalab
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Access Ministry of Justice research and evaluation publications.

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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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Provides access to offender and victim data through a number of interactive reports.  Please read the Clearinghouse news item about data on unique offenders and unique crime victims

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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.

Care and protection statistics (31 December 2020) and Youth justice statistics (31 December 2020) are available. 

Safety of Children in Care reports will be published biannually from 2020.

This the latest biannual report:

Safety of Children in Care: Biannual report July - December 2020

This is the latest annual report:

Safety of children in care: Annual report July 2019 to June 2020

More data about how Oranga Tamariki works with children, including data on babies and children entering Oranga Tamariki care.

Earlier data (to June 2017) on Child, Youth and Family is available from Ministry of Social Development website.

Ministry of Health

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Statistics New Zealand

Crime and justice statistics
Find information on prosecutions and convictions, types of sentences, and the number of people serving prison or community sentences.

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Official Information Act requests

The Official Information Act 1982 can be used to request specific information. 

About the Official Information Act (Citizens Advice Bureau)
Official information legislation guides (Office of the Ombudsman)