Is there a link between poverty and child homicide in New Zealand?

first_imgStuff co.nz 21 November 2015 The most deprived parts of New Zealand are overwhelmingly represented in the country’s child homicide statistics.A Stuff analysis of 187 victims* of child homicide since 1992 found that 42 were from suburbs that scored 10 (for most deprived) out of 10 on the 2013 Social Deprivation Index. A further 37 were from suburbs that scored 9, while only three were from suburbs that scored 1 (least deprived).The majority of victims – 73.5 per cent – were from suburbs with a Social Deprivation Index score of 6 or greater.The Social Deprivation Index calculates the level of deprivation in an area using census data on subjects such as income, employment, home ownership and living space.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/74019083/is-there-a-link-between-poverty-and-child-homicide-in-new-zealandlast_img

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