Kōrero: Violent crime

Sentences for violent crime

Move the mouse over the lines on the graph to see the custodial sentence figures. Click on a crime in the key to remove that line from the graph; click on the crime again to restore it.

This graph shows average custodial sentences, in days, for different violent crimes between 1980 and 2023. Average sentences for homicide and related offences (murder, attempted murder, manslaughter) peaked at 5,858 days in 2015. Average sentences for sexual assault, abduction and kidnapping, acts intended to cause injury and robbery have increased gradually or remained fairly stable.

Note: Caveats and notes about the graph data are included in the attached data file.                   

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Greg Newbold, 'Violent crime - Trends in violent crime', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/graph/26481/sentences-for-violent-crime (accessed 25 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Greg Newbold, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 3 May 2024 me te āwhina o Greg Newbold