Parliament

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

 

2001 Victims of Crime survey

4 July 2002


Mr Prebble yet again is lying to the public, Justice Minister Phil Goff said.

“His claim today that the Ministry of Justice is refusing to release a five-yearly survey of victims is untrue.

“The Ministry has advised me –
“I can assure you that the Ministry is not in possession of any data from the survey, and has received no written or oral communication from the market research company or the independent researcher as to the content of the data or any trends in it.”

“Mr Prebble’s statement that ACT has been told that the survey reveals that violent crime in New Zealand is now higher than in the US is a blatant invention.

“He cannot have been told this because as he was advised by the Ministry the completed survey results do not currently exist.

“Mr Prebble has been caught out lying time and again.

“The research work on comparable crime statistics produced by the Ministry (International Comparisons of Recorded Violent Crime Rates for 2000) and published on its website www.justice.govt.nz demonstrates that the rate of violent crime per head of population is in fact four times higher in the US than in New Zealand, 44 percent higher in Canada, 13 percent higher in England and Wales and only in Australia is it lower (9.8 percent).

“This research endeavoured to the extent possible to compare like with like in the reported statistics from each country.

“New Zealand Police statistics produced independently of Government show that crime last year in New Zealand fell to a 13-year low. Last week, FBI statistics suggested that at the same time, US crime rose by 2 percent.

“Mr Prebble’s statement utterly lacks credibility. Once again, he is simply making it up,” Mr Goff said.

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election