Thursday, May 16, 2024

David Farrar: The gang problem

The Herald reports:

Coster, speaking to media today, said police know gang members commit a large amount of the crime in New Zealand – 8 per cent of all violence and 18 per cent of serious violence.

That’s an astonishing level of violence from a group that is less than 0.2% of the population. They are over-represented in violent crimes by 4000% and in serious violent crimes by 9000%.

Yet Labour chose to fund them!

The National Gang Unit would be a dedicated, specialised gang unit of 25-30 people with ring-fenced staff of up to seven staff in every police district across the country.

If it reduces violent offending from gang members, it will be a success.

David Farrar runs Curia Market Research, a specialist opinion polling and research agency, and the popular Kiwiblog where this article was sourced. He previously worked in the Parliament for eight years, serving two National Party Prime Ministers and three Opposition Leaders.


Robert Arthur said...

Is there a breakdown of crime by maori cf non maori members? Presumably colonisation will be used justify actions of the mobsters identifying as maori.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I wonder what the radical left have to say about that? They will have to blame Israel or Trump, or Luxon....well actually anyone will do.

It's not the lefts fault this country is worse in every aspect and labour, green and tpm level of competence can be found in every kindergarten. The left attract , let's call them 'interesting' people......

Barend Vlaardingerbroek said...

Now try turning this into an article by telling us how these units will work, and explaining the jargon e.g. 'ring-fenced' (???).