New Zealand publishes the topline results of its improved Crime and Victims Survey (NZCVS)

New Zealand’s Ministry of Justice recently published the topline results of its Crime and Victims Survey (NZCVS). This is the fourth of its kind in this country (2006, 2009, 2014), which is an improved version of its predecessors that provides information about the nature and extent of crime, victimization, and incidents reported (or not) to the Police (dark figure of crime).

The NZCVS is an annual national probabilistic survey, conducted through face-to-face interviews supported by an electronic device. It explores the perception of the safety of New Zealanders aged 15 and over (including the Maori population), as well as their experience of victimization in the past 12 months prior to the interview. Some of the explored crimes in this survey are: burglary, property damage, motor vehicle theft, theft and robbery, fraud, harassment, threatening behavior, assault, cybercrime, and sexual harassment, among others.

This is a topline report, which means that it offers timely, concise and succinct access to the main findings of the survey; other reports will follow that explain the results of the survey in-depth. For more information, visit our Atlas of Victimization Surveys, our social networks or to the Ministry of Justice’s website.