Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Prebble: The Real Crime Statistics

The public are now seeing the results of Labour’s insistence that petty property crimes receive priority, said ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble.

“Serious crimes are not being solved.

“New Zealand Police are today investigating a record 36 murders. There are more unsolved murders than ever before.

“Police are waiting for a record 140 forensic results from serious crimes.

“Under George Hawkins Policing, if you have your underwear stolen off the clothes line the Police will come in 24 hours, but if your family is murdered by strangers, you are less likely to have the crime solved.

“So New Zealand has never been so dangerous,” said Hon Richard Prebble.


 337 Police are currently investigating 36 homicide inquiries.  Police are awaiting forensic results for 140 serious crimes.  Environmental Science and Research are near exhaustion.  Queensland Police are visiting next week to recruit New Zealand Police

 The Police have only recruited and trained 424 new officers since last year, down from 692 in 1998.  There are 19 unsolved murders since 1988, 7 in the last two years.


For more information visit ACT online at http://www.act.org.nz or contact the ACT Parliamentary Office at act@parliament.govt.nz.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news