Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Waikato crime continues downward trend

Waikato crime continues downward trend

Waikato, 1 April 2014 - Small steps to success is how the Waikato's acting Police commander is describing a drop in recorded crime over the past calendar year continuing a downward trend over the past five years.

Detective Inspector Chris Page said given new technology was introduced over the previous 12 months to make it easier for people to report crime; the fact the Waikato recorded a 1.5 per cent drop in reported offences showed these new initiatives are working.

"This drop represents less victims and comes on the back of last year's drop of 7.5 per cent. Across the District the number of murders, assaults, robberies and violent crime all dropped.

"Other reductions included the number of fraud, drug, weapons and public order offences reported."

Mr Page said this year's number of reported crimes per 10,000 head of population was the second lowest figure for the Waikato since crimes were recorded in this manner from 1996 while the District's sole murder equalled the previous lowest total recorded in 2008.

"All this leads me to believe that together, Police and the community they serve are working to ensure the Waikato is a safe, family friendly place to be."


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Relevant Consents Gained: Government Unveils RMA Reform Package

The government has formally hauled down the flag on its attempts to alter the balance of environmental and economic priorities in the Resource Management Act, unveiling a 180-page Resource Legislation Amendment Bill containing reforms that have been largely endorsed by most political parties. More>>


Closing Schools And Such: Interim Redcliffs Decision Announced

“While the school’s board has argued that circumstances that could give rise to potential disruption are extremely unlikely, advice from technical experts has shown these concerns cannot be ruled out." More>>


Jane Kelsey: High Court Can’t Make Groser Provide TPPA Information Faster

‘This week we went back to court to challenge Trade Minister Groser’s stalling tactics over the release of information on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations, following a High Court order that he reconsider the Official Information Act request I made last January’, said University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey, first applicant in the case. More>>

Werewolf 58: No Climate For Change

The last time the global community tried to take collective action on climate change the world’s leaders finally came to agree that every not-too-onerous effort should be made to hold global warming to 2°C above the pre-industrial average. At Paris, all 150 participant countries nations will have put forward their pledges... On the information available, New Zealand's is the second weakest contribution of any nation in the developed world. More>>


Lambton Quay Shutdown: Object Was Made To Look Like Bomb

Police cordoned off part of Lambton Quay Wednesday afternoon, saying that a suspicious package had been found. Buildings were evacuated and buses were detoured. The army’s explosive ordnance disposal unit was brought to the Quay. More>>


Public Sector Still Shrinking: Record Low Number Of 'Backroom Bureaucrats'

Ongoing restraint in the public sector and a focus on better frontline services has seen a further reduction in the number of core Government employees, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says. More>>


Disobeying The Law: Police Censorship Of Crime Research “An Outrage”

The Green Party is calling on Police Minister Michael Woodhouse to ensure Police scrap controversial contracts that place onerous restrictions on academic researchers’ access to Police data, the Green Party says. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news