Parliament

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

 

Unsolved burglaries and rising violent crime


Labour 2000 web site

Jenny Shipley has painted a far too rosy picture from the latest crime statistics, Labour police spokesperson George Hawkins said.

"While any reduction in reported crime is to be welcomed, a closer examination of the figures reveals some disturbing facts.

"Violent crime has increased slightly with 40,274 recorded offences, and makes up a higher percentage of overall crime.

"There's been a massive 20.8% increase in reported violent crime in Northland, an 11.8% increase in Tasman and a 6% increase in Canterbury.

"Mrs Shipley claims that "while others talk, National delivers." How then does she explain a 93% increase in violent offences between June 1990 and June 1999? Under National, New Zealand has become a far more violent society.

"National has also failed to deliver on its promise to tackle the public's number one crime concern - burglary. The burglary resolution rate has fallen even further, to just 11.1 percent.

"A slight reduction in reported burglaries is no comfort. Police National Headquarters has estimated that only 55 percent of burglaries are reported to the police - many only because of insurance requirements. The public know that in most cases the police don't have the resources to help them.

"This is reflected in a drop in public satisfaction with Police services, from 80% to 74%. The percentage of people with full trust and confidence in our police force has fallen to just 19%.

"While individual police officers continue to do a wonderful job, government stuff-ups like the INCIS debacle and the cost-cutting police review have been major handicaps.

"Labour will tackle crime, especially youth offending and burglary, and is committed to restoring the morale of our police and the public's faith in them," George Hawkins said.


© 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?) the 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>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Submissions Summary: The People's Commission On Public Media

This Summary is a preliminary report from the People’s Commission. It brings together views and aspirations of the hundreds of people who made submissions, attended public meetings, filled out the online survey and made speeches to our Panel. More>>

Housing Plans: Protest Over Ihumatao Development

Ihumatao in Mangere, next to the airport in Auckland, holds the archaeological remains of 1000 years of food production; from when Maori first landed in the area, through to early European settler agriculture and right up until today. More>>

ALSO:

Negotiations: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word.. More>>

ALSO:

Contains Highly Colloquial Language: Your F**king Guide To Government Formation

The following message is in no way endorsed by the Electoral Commission. They are f**king done with this election. More>>

NZ Emissions Up 50% 1990-2013: Report Confirms CLimate Change Impacting 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: Inland Revenue Steps Back From 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:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election