Concerns raised over fudged police figures

OneNews 13 July 2014
A report has emerged outing fudged burglary statistics has Police Minister Anne Tolley assuring the public that it’s an isolated case.

The report shows the statistics were manipulated over three years in Counties Manukau.

Labour’s Police spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says the situation warrants more than a verbal assurance from the Minister.

“We are absolutely reliant on crime statistics to give us an accurate picture of the level of crime in New Zealand, and whether progress has been made in certain areas,” she said.

“To find that these statistics were deliberately manipulated undermines the entire system, not to mention the work of other police districts who have recorded their crimes accurately.”