TADS – 14/6/17: The RISE of New Zealand crime

Thefts from vehicles is the fourth most common way Kiwis become victims of crime.

From July 2014 to the end of 2016, 82,442 people reported having their cars broken into in New Zealand.

For the majority of reports, the exact time and day of the break in could not be pinpointed and so was not recorded by police. But of those when a time and date could be given a pattern emerged.

Vehicles were most often broken into on a Saturday around 2pm, according to police statistics.