Death from assault

The data in this indicator is no longer being updated.

Stats NZ is developing well-being indicators, Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand - Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa, to track New Zealand’s progress. As the well-being indicators have similar aims to the NZ Progress Indicators and NZ Social Indicators, we are reviewing the future of these existing indicators.

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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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