20 Dec 2018

Three out of four people won't report crime to the police

From Morning Report, 6:40 am on 20 December 2018

A Ministry of Justice household survey of more than 8-thousand people suggests three out of every four victims of crime didn't report anything to police in the past 12 months. The country's first such "crime and victims" survey aims to give a snapshot of the true volume of crime, the most common offending and the type of people who end up as victims. It says 70 per cent of New Zealanders experienced no crime in the last year. But, its results also suggest less than one quarter - 23 percent - of those who are victims report the crime. In Onehunga Mall, Carl Gardner told reporter Tom Furley someone tried to break into his car just last week. And he says he's not going to report it to police.