Although the majority of respondents to the survey had not experienced being a victim of crime, about 26% said that they, or a household member, had been a victim of crime in the Auckland region in the year prior to the survey. Such crimes were almost twice as likely to be crimes against property rather than crimes against person (e.g., break-ins into vehicles or burglary, rather than assault).
The survey compared the results of those who identified themselves as victims of crime in 4 metropolitan areas across Auckland. These metropolitan areas were the Auckland CBD, Manukau, Takapuna, and Henderson. The results indicated that there was only a 1% increase in the likelihood of victimisation after dark rather than the daytime in all those locations.
Almost 50% of people interviewed felt safety concerns had impacted on their normal daily activities, such as deciding the places they visit or activities they do, to a varying degree. Generally, less than a third of all people concerned for their safety reported such concerns had a significant impact on their activities.
This level of concern was not consistent for everyone. Less than 2% said that they felt concerns for safety once a month or more. Almost 1 in 6 of those people mentioned they felt such concerns as recently as the day prior to the survey.
In terms of places where they felt concerned for their safety, 1 in 4 people were able to mention at least one particular place where they had significant safety concerns. The concentration of such locations was higher in certain areas of the Auckland region. Twice as many females than males reported this, and a third of them were 30 years of age or younger.