19 Sep 2022

Record numbers of police shot at

From Morning Report, 8:18 am on 19 September 2022

Police were shot at 21 times last year - the most ever in single year.

But despite the increase in firearms violence aimed at officers, the number of offenders fired on by police didn't reach similar peaks.

A police officer at a cordon on the corner of Murdoch Road and Dickens Street, Grey Lynn, on Tuesday 19 July 2022. Police had shot and critically injured a man who they say pointed a gun at officers on Wallingford St on Monday evening.

An officer at a cordon in Grey Lynn, near where a man was shot and injured by police. Photo: RNZ / Felix Walton

Ben Strang reports.