6 May 2016

Central west Auckland a hotspot for crime

7:31 pm on 6 May 2016

New crime statistics show someone is assaulted, sexually assaulted or robbed every day in the western part of Auckland's CBD.

More than 24,000 reports of crimes in public areas have been analysed to find New Zealand's most crime-ridden spots.

The western area of central Auckland had the highest number of public assaults, robberies and sexual assaults in the country, with 550 last year, followed by the waterfront and eastern part of the CBD.

These were followed by an area of central Wellington between Willis Street and Cambridge Terrace, and central Hamilton.

More than 300 people were attacked or robbed in Christchurch's Cathedral Square.