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Nearly a third of NZ adults fall victim to crime

Rebecca Howard
Wed, 29 Jun 2022

Nearly a third of NZ adults fall victim to crime
Cybercrime is the least likely offence to be reported to the police with 98% of all cybercrime offences going unreported. (Image: Getty)
Rebecca Howard
Wed, 29 Jun 2022
About 1.2 million or 29% of New Zealanders over the age of 15 were the victims of one or more crimes between November 2020 and November 2021, and only 25% of crimes are reported to the police. Of the 1.7m offences, about 68% were personal and 32% were household, according to the latest NZ Crime and Victims Survey (NZCVS). NZCVS is a nationwide, face-to-face, random-sample survey of some 8,000 adults aged 15 and over, although covid-19 alert levels meant that only 6,244 people were interviewed in the latest round of interviews. Th...

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