The Kiwi Gun Blog has already proved a lie of any suggestion that gun crime is rising in New Zealand.

But we decided to also look closer at the numbers for illegal gun dealing.

The Police Association are claiming that this is suddenly a terrible concern.

So let us examine the true figures for the offence of…..

Deal or Traffic Regulated Weapons

1996   53

1997   46

1998   36

1999   36

2000   37

2001   36

2002   32

2003   32

2004   24

2005   23

2006   28

2007   32

2008   17

2009   34

2010   32

2011   27

2012   30

2013   20

2014   20

So no increase in twenty years.

In fact – The figure is dropping dramatically.

Again – This is despite there being more guns in the nation, more legal gun owners and more population in general.

OK. Now the Kiwi Gun Blog has also proven that murders with guns in New Zealand is not only low but has also been static for twenty years. Now let us examine…..

Manslaughter with Firearms

Here are the statistics for New Zealand’s manslaughter with firearms for the period of 1996 to 2014. The dates provided by Police.

Oh we only included the years where it happened at all.

1996   1

2000   1

2002   1

2004   1

2009   2

2010   1

2012   1

2013   1

Again – no increase in twenty years.

But a good opportunity in 2009 for the Herald to run the story “GUN CRIME DOUBLES”!!!

The Kiwi Gun Blog also proved that assaults on Police with firearms are low and static. Granted – one is too many.

What about….

Attempted Murder with a Firearm.

1996    12

1997   14

1998   9

1999   7

2000   5

2001   6

2002   11

2003   10

2004   4

2005   6

2006   4

2007   6

2008   9

2009   9

2010   5

2011   5

2012   3

2013   4

2014   4

Again – no rise in twenty years of record keeping.

Again – the incidents appear to be falling.

Please remember that there has also been no increase in the total Arrestable offences for Firearms. So we are not cherry picking stats here.

Hmmm.

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Still not seeing this scourge of gun crime that the Police Union promised that Law and Order committee.

Thanks to the Chief Data Scientist, National Performance & Insights Centre, New Zealand Police, for the above data.

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