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Datalab to make justice stats more accessible

Hon Judith Collins
Minister of Justice

12 March 2014 Media Statement
Datalab to make justice stats more accessible

Justice Minister Judith Collins says data such as the excellent results released today in the 2013 Justice Sector Annual Report will be more accessible to members of the public with the launch of a new Datalab tool.

The Datalab tool was launched along with the release of the 2013 Justice Sector Annual Report as a tool enabling easier access to Ministry of Justice data.

“Much of the information currently available about crime and safety trends is situated across various sources and may be hard to find, access, and compile,” says Ms Collins.

“The Ministry of Justice’s new tool will have this information available through one website, in a form which is easy to understand and where crime and safety trends can be easily identified.

“Datalab will be a useful tool for students, journalists and other members of the public to research based on many variables such as the region or type of offence and create graphics displaying results and trends.

“This tool is a practical addition to the current pool of justice sector initiatives outlined in the 2013 Justice Sector Annual Report released today.

“Crime in New Zealand is at a 33 year low and the Justice sector is on track to meet, if not exceed, all of its Better Public Services targets by 2017.

“The report shows that since June 2011, the total crime rate has fallen 13 per cent, the violent crime rate has fallen 9 per cent, the reoffending rate has fallen 11.4 per cent and the youth crime rate has fallen 22 per cent.

“The sector will continue to build on these results, seeking innovative and effective ways to better support vulnerable people and families, tackle the causes of crime and stop people – particularly young people – from entering a life of crime.

“The new Datalab tool will allow New Zealanders to see first-hand this progress we are making and increase transparency and confidence in the Justice sector”.


Datalab: http://datalab.justice.govt.nz

Justice Sector Report 2013: http://www.justice.govt.nz/justice-sector/about-the-justice-sector/justice-sector-report-2013

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