Death from assault

Why is this important for social statistics?

Fatal assault injury rates help to show New Zealand’s progress in reducing deaths caused by assault. Reducing violence in families and communities is critical to well-being.

The term ‘assault’ describes interpersonal violence used with the intent of causing injury or death to another.

This indicator measures the rate of deaths caused by assault as a proportion (per 100,000) of the total population.

Downloadable file:

Excel icon. Death from assault – tables (Excel, 4 sheets, 27kb)

Includes breakdowns by sex, ethnicity, and OECD country.

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