Story: Ngā mātua – Māori parenting

Child homicide rates for Māori and non-Māori (1st of 2)

Child homicide rates for Māori and non-Māori

This graph compares the child homicide rate per 100,000 for Māori and non-Māori children. Between 1978 and 1987 the rates were very similar. However, between 1991 and 2000 there was a significant increase in the deaths of Māori children and a slight decrease for non-Māori children.

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Source: Marie Connolly and Mike Doolan, Lives cut short: child death by maltreatment. Wellington: Dunmore for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, 2007.

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Cindy Kiro, 'Ngā mātua – Māori parenting - Abuse and discipline', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Cindy Kiro, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017