8 Apr 2021

Ministry of Justice on Māori crime victimisation

From Morning Report, 8:19 am on 8 April 2021

The Ministry of Justice has found that Māori are more likely to be victims of crime than any other ethnic group in New Zealand.

The results of a new study showed that 38 percent of Māori were victimised compared to 30 percent for the general population. 

Deprivation, age, disability, sexuality and financial stability were all contributing factors.

A similar report in 2006 reached the same conclusions.

Tim Hampton is the Deputy Secretary of the Sector Group for the Ministry of Justice.

He spoke to Susie Ferguson.