This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Requesting statistics on: Maori and Pacific convicted of firearm offences from 2009 - 2019'.

18 May 2020 
Our Reference: IR-01-20-6154 
Reina Vaai 
Email: [FYI request #12293 email] 
Dear Reina 
I am writing in response to the email you submitted on 23 February 2020 to the Ministry of 
A section of the request was transferred to Police and has been considered pursuant to the 
Official Information Act 1982. Specifically you requested:  
The  percentage  of  people  that  were  shot  by  Police  from  2009  -  2019  in  New 
Zealand and what percentage of these people were Maori or Pacific.  

I have considered your request and have provided the information in the table below. The 
table specifies the number of subjects shot by police in New Zealand with a firearm from 
2009-2019, by ethnicity if known. 
It includes where the outcome was a fatality or non-fatal injury, but does not include 
where shots were fired by police which missed the subject. Please note, the 2017 figures 
include one subject, of European ethnicity, in which the coroner was unable to confirm 
whether the fatality was attributable to shots fired by police.  
Police National Headquarters  
180 Molesworth Street. PO Box 3017, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.  
Telephone: 04 474 9499. Fax: 04 498 7400. 

If you are not satisfied with my response to your request, you have the right under section 
28(3) of the Official Information Act 1982 to ask the Office of the Ombudsman to seek an 
investigation and review of my decision.   
Yours sincerely 
Superintendent Andrew Sissons 
National Manager: Response and Operations