Nationally, recorded crime has decreased 4.8 per cent in the last calendar year.
That is the lowest number of recorded offences in New Zealand for 15 years, and the second annual drop in a row.
These results are great news for our communities around New Zealand. They reflect the hard work of our local police, as well as National’s commitment to tackle crime and make our families safer in their homes and communities.
The impressive work of the Policing Excellence programme will continue, as the results are clear to see. Under National there is now a much greater emphasis on preventing crime, with Neighbourhood Policing Teams and the use of mobile technology meaning officers can spend more time in their communities.
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