THE QUEENSTOWN POLICE.
This section of information relates to the Queenstown Police.
Under the Community Policing Model that we are implementing, the Queenstown Police play a pivotal role in the Arrest, Prosecution and Conviction of Violent and Sexual Offenders within the Queenstown Violence Free Bars Campaign.
In understanding how the variable will be impacted in relation to the Output of the Queenstown Violence Free Bars Campaign, we have to assess the impact of the Upgrades and Development of the Security personnel by the ‘3’ Elements mentioned above.
The 3 Elements under assessment:
Our Hypothesis regarding the QVFBC upgrades, is that these 3 elements will be affected in a positive way. The ability to have Security personnel take more of an engagement in all 3 elements instead of the security being an outside variable within the Policing system at present.
To be able to measure the impact that the upgrades have within the system we must first see what the elements are for the past decade.
Below are snippets of data collected from Statistics New Zealand in relation to Crimes committed in Queenstown Lakes Area.
THE RATE ON DISCHARGED WITHOUT CONVICTION.
‘Option available under section 106 Sentencing Act 2002’.
PEOPLE CHARGED AND CONVICTED OF OFFENCES QUEENSTOWN:
PEOPLE CHARGED WITH SEXUAL OFFENCES QUEENSTOWN.
My question here would be,
In 2016 the Conviction Rate for Sexual Offenders was 3, the Not proved value was 1.
In 2017 the Conviction Rate was 0, and the Not Proved Value was 30.
What had to happen for the Queenstown Police to have 32 people charged for sexual offences, which is a 300% increase over the last 3 years?
How can there be 30 Sexual Offenders which the Queenstown Police could not prosecute and convict?
How can the Queenstown Police justify a 100% strike rate for Convictions against Sexual Predators and offenders?
The Stats that relate to our measurements are the Sexual Offences and Violent Offences of which were committed within the Queenstown CBD.
Once we have obtained the Stats in regards to breaches of the Crimes Act 916 and the Summary Offences Act 1991, we can then look at how many people were charged, how many went through to prosecution and how many were convicted.
We also want to be able to measure how many of times charges were brought towards people under the Summary Offences Act, which deals with Crimes of a less serious nature, but crimes that are against people that happen at night and predominately are not reported to the police.
For Sexual Offences, we must find out why there are such compounding differences in the rise of charges against people who sexually offend and why there has been no Convictions for Sexual Offences though the rate of sexual offences has tripled.
The data that we wish to obtain through the OIA will hopefully show the types of offending in Queenstown and with this allow us to formulate the best plan of action to reduce these types of offences from happening.