ACT Leader Is Misinformed
15 September 2000. Media Statement
ACT Leader Is Misinformed
Minister of Police Hon. George Hawkins said comments made today by ACT Leader Richard Prebble reek of misinformation.
"Mr Prebble obviously has not read the National Crime Statistics.
"If he had he would know that more homicides, violence crimes, sexual offences, and drug crimes are being solved this year than for the previous 12 month period of when his National Party mates were in power," George Hawkins said.
Mr Prebble said in a media statement that serious crimes are not being solved.
"I think Mr Prebble is being fed jaundiced rubbish from his police spokesperson Ken Shirley.
"If this is how ACT interprets statistical fact then heaven forbid should they ever get their hands on a government portfolio," George Hawkins said.
The facts are shown in black and white for any reasonably minded person to see.
National Crime Statistics show resolutions for homicides are up from 70.2% for the 1998/1999 period to 77.9% resolution for homicides since this Labour/Alliance Government gained power.
"That is progress," George Hawkins said. "And progress has occurred because Police now have a government that insists that law and order be a priority of government spending.
"Contrast this to the National led government, that was propped up by ACT. It planned to cut the Police budget this year by $24 million. This Labour/Alliance Government boosted the Police coffers by $80 million.
"The result of supportive policy speaks for itself," George Hawkins said.
Also, Please note attached Parliamentary Question 16505.
QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER ON 14 SEPTEMBER 2000
016505 Hon Ken Shirley to the Minister of Police:
Who were the victims of the last ten
concluded murder inquiries conducted by the Police, and what
were the outcomes?
Hon GEORGE HAWKINS (Minister of Police) replies:
Police offence statistics may record many investigations as commencing as murder or manslaughter enquiries. The last fifty enquiries which escalated into full murder investigations are shown on the attached tables, which identify where the enquiry headquarters were based and whether the enquiries were solved or remain unresolved.
Day/Month/Year of Death Name(s) Victims Solved or
Around 5 September 2000 93 year old un-named woman Unresolved Canterbury
Around 1 September 2000 Brian Paul Olsen Solved Waikato
Around 31 August 2000 Amber & Christine Lundy Unresolved Central
Around 30 August 2000 Te Miringa Shayle Tipene Unresolved Central
Around 30 August 2000 Shiu Prasad Solved Auckland
Around 29 August 2000 Robert David Jenkins Solved Bay of Plenty
Around 29 August 2000 Robert Peter Harmon Solved Canterbury
19 August 2000 Natasha Paula Tana Solved Northland
17 August 2000 (1996) Jason Raymond Kearney Unresolved North Shore/Waitakere
Around 16 August 2000 Name Suppression Solved Central
8 August 2000 Andrew Max Shannon Unresolved Canterbury
Around 7 August 2000 Kahu Solved Waikato
23 July 2000 Hinewaoriki Rerenoa Merekara Kariatiana Matiaha Unresolved Wellington
21 July 2000 Ihaia Solved Bay of Plenty
Around 28 June 2000 Alison Aris Solved North Shore/Waitakere
25 June 2000 Paul Ross Amer Solved Central
17 June 2000 Peter Hohepa Solved Waikato
16 June 2000 David Maurice Walker Solved Waikato
8 June 2000 Jason Mark Kino Solved Northland
8 June 2000 Mohamed Raafi Mohamed Fuard Solved Wellington
7 June 2000 Kylie Jones Solved Auckland
3 June 2000 Oketopa Nelesini Solved North Shore/Waitakere
27 May 2000 Paulette Angeline Cox Solved Eastern
27 May 2000 Lamuel Hapata Herbert Solved Bay of Plenty
11 April 2000 Joanna Elizabeth Monk Solved Bay of Plenty
20 March 2000 Jiang Jang Solved Eastern
9 March 2000 James Edward Wilson Solved Counties/Manukau
26 February 2000 Jian Huang Solved North Shore/Waitakere
17 February 2000 Barry Maihera Rimene Solved Waikato
15 February 2000 James Charles Tulloch Solved Central
7 February 2000 Khamphet Vong Phak Dy Solved North Shore/Waitakere
2-6 February 2000 Lisa Ann Blakie Unresolved Canterbury
29 January 2000 Shane Francis Hohepa Solved Counties/Manukau
14 January 2000 Grant Bourne Solved Bay of Plenty
27 December 1999 Elizabeth Margaret Douglas Solved Waikato
10 December 1999 Israel Smith-Aporo
Trevor Francis Mokaraka Solved Northland
25 November 1999 Norman Andrew Lama Solved Northland
24 November 1999 Paulo Suluape Solved Auckland
11 November 1999 Victor Duane Parker Te Kira Solved Northland
1 November 1999 Hugh Francis Mills Solved Eastern
13 October 1999 James John Bambrough Solved Tasman
27 September 1999 Gavin Dash Solved Wellington
17 September 1999 Alec Peter Rodgers Solved Canterbury
29-30 August 1999 Malcolm Brian Beggs Solved North Shore/Waitakere
20 August 1999 William Te Amo Solved Canterbury
16 August 1999 Jo-Anne Maree Van Duyvenbooden Solved Bay of Plenty
15 August 1999 Solomone Taimarangai Solved Auckland
15 August 1999 River Michael Wiremu Manawatu-Wright Solved Waikato
13 August 1999 Leonard Savage
Phillip Hunt Solved Bay of Plenty
9 August 1999 So-Yun (Angela) Han
Sung Min (Nicholas) Han
Ji Un (Christina) Han Solved Counties/Manukau