The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse (NZFVC) has published the latest Family Violence Data Summaries 2016 data summaries.

The data summaries are a collation of family violence statistics from government and non-government agencies and research studies.

The 2016 Data Summaries show:

  • In 2015, there were 110,114 family violence investigations by NZ Police
  • In 2015, NZ Police recorded 6 homicides by an intimate partner
  • In 2015, NZ Police recorded 10 homicides of children and young people under 20 by a family member
  • In 2015, 5,264 applications were made for protection orders: –   4,857 (89%) were made by women and 513 (9%) by men –   4,774 (89%) of respondents were men and 543 (10%) women.
  • In 2015, there were 7,406 recorded male assaults female victimisations and 4,629 proceedings against offenders for breaching a protection order.

The data summaries cover: family violence deaths; violence against women, children and youth affected by family violence; child sexual abuse; adult sexual assault; child sexual abuse and adult sexual violence – perpetration by gender; and ‘snapshot,’ a one page account of key data.

The data summaries should be read in conjunction with the definitions, available the NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse website. [Please read the note on changes to Police data at the end of each data summary].

The data summaries are updated annually by the Clearinghouse.