New Zealand Child Abuse Statistics

On average, 1 child dies every 5 weeks in New Zealand.

Statistics Review

As at March 2021

  • NZ ranks at 35th out of 41 developed countries for child wellbeing outcomes (UNICEF Innocenti Report)
  • A child dies every 5 weeks in NZ as a result of family violence (UNICEF Innocenti Report)

Salvation Army State of The Nation

Released 17 February 2021

Recorded violent offences against children aged under 15 years as at the year ended 30 June 2020:

  • 887 cases of common assault
  • 3,077 cases of serious assault without injury
  • 1,846 cases of serious assault resulting in injury