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Pre-charge warnings for first-time adult offenders

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From: David Farrar

Dear New Zealand Police,

A story at https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korih... reports that " the number of pre-charge warnings for first-time adult offenders ... given to Māori as just 53 percent, compared to 59 percent for non-Māori."

I am requesting a breakdown of those statistics by type of offence. Specifically the data I would find useful is the number of Maori and non-Maori first time offenders in the crime categories below, and within each category what percentage were giving a pre-charge warning.

The categories are the 16 ANZSOC categories (as listed at https://www.police.govt.nz/about-us/publ...):

Happy to clarify if unclear.

The purpose of the request is to see if the difference in the pre-charge warning rates can be explained by the type of offences committed and hence wish to compare the rates within the same type of offence.

Yours faithfully,

David Farrar

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Dear Mr Farrar
 
I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request
below, received by NZ Police on 14 July 2020.
 
Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Act.
 
Kind regards
Fiona
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

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Date: 14/07/2020 11:31AM
Subject: Official Information request - Pre-charge warnings for first-time
adult offenders

Dear New Zealand Police,
A story at
[1]https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korih...
reports that " the number of pre-charge warnings for first-time adult
offenders ... given to Māori as just 53 percent, compared to 59 percent
for non-Māori."
I am requesting a breakdown of those statistics by type of offence.
Specifically the data I would find useful is the number of Maori and
non-Maori first time offenders in the crime categories below, and within
each category what percentage were giving a pre-charge warning.
The categories are the 16 ANZSOC categories (as listed at
[2]https://www.police.govt.nz/about-us/publ...):
Happy to clarify if unclear.
The purpose of the request is to see if the difference in the pre-charge
warning rates can be explained by the type of offences committed and hence
wish to compare the rates within the same type of offence.
Yours faithfully,
David Farrar
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Kia ora David

Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act
request, received by NZ Police on 14 July 2020.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing you with this
response.

Kind regards,

Sarah

PNHQ

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