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.