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Number of assaults against police by members of the public

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From: Siobhan Lehnhard

Dear New Zealand Police,

Official information request: number of assaults against police officers by members of the public

Please supply the following information under the [Official Information Act (OIA) / Local
Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA)]:

The total number of assaults against police by members of the public from 2013-2018.
How many assaults against police by members of the public, broken down by each year from 2013-2018.

So (x) total for 2013-2018
(x) total for 2013
(x) total for 2014
(x) total for 2015
(x) total for 2016
(x) total for 2017
(x) total for 2018

If you need any more information from me please let me know as soon as possible.
I understand that a decision on a request for information under the [OIA/LGOIMA] should be made within 20 working days of receiving that request.

Yours faithfully,

Siobhan Lehnhard

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New Zealand Police

Dear Siobhan,

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thanks for your request dated 12 April 2019 for the following information:

“The total number of assaults against police by members of the public from
2013-2018.

How many assaults against police by members of the public, broken down by
each year from 2013-2018.”

This information is publically available online at [1]Policedata.nz.

·          Go to Policedata.nz

·          Open the Victimisations (police stations) report

·          Go to the tab ‘Districts’

·          Select your calendar year time period starting with 1/07/2014
to 31/12/2014 through to 1/01/2018 to 31/12/2018.

·          In the Crime Type bar chart hover over the heading ‘Anzsoc
Division’ and click the plus that appears, then hover over the heading
‘Anzsoc Group’ and click the plus sign that appears. ‘Anzsoc Subgroup’
will appear – look at the values for Assaults on Police (No Injury) under
Serious Assault Not resulting in Injury and Assaults on Police (Physical
Injury) under Serious Assault Resulting in Injury.

·          Repeat for each calendar year

·          You can download this information by clicking the download
button (a rectangle box with a downward arrow) underneath the trend chart.

Please note, data prior to 1 July 2014 is not available as a new
statistical series was implemented and is not comparable to data produced
before that date.

If you have any questions regarding this data, please feel free to contact
me via [2][email address] .

If you are not satisfied with my response to your request you have the
right to complain to the Office of the Ombudsman and seek an investigation
and review of my decision pursuant to section 28(3) of the OIA.

Yours sincerely,

Obert Cinco

Team Manager - Reporting

Evidence Based Policing Centre

New Zealand Police

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