This week the Herald will investigate burglaries across the country in the most in-depth series on the subject ever done in New Zealand. Over five days we will examine where burglaries happen, talk to victims, burglars and the police and find out how you can protect your home and business.
Day 1: The Data
Never-before-published data shows which areas are the most burgled. We ask why so many crimes are unsolved.
• 164 burglaries a day unsolved
• A neighbourhood of victims: Inside New Zealand's most burgled residential area
• Explore burglary patterns in your area
• Where burglars get away scot-free
• Larry Williams: Burglary statistics can be misleading
• Prime Minister John Key 'screamed' when face-to-face with burglar in his home
• Burglary victim describes 'unnerving' experience
• Acting Assistant Commissioner Richard Chambers
• Burglary victim 'devastated'
Day 2: Hardest Hit
Burglaries are over-represented in deprived neighbourhoods. We examine the inequality at the heart of the offending.
Day 3: Anatomy of a burglary
It takes only seconds to steal a person's possessions - and their sense of security. We map a burglary investigation.
• Property crime far from being open-and-shut case
• Eagle-eye view of burglaries
• Burglary victim forced to collect own evidence
• Brian Rudman: Cops chasing tokers while burglars roam
• Police prioritise burglaries in NZ
• Burglary victim forced to solve case himself
Day 4: Burglars and receivers
What drives someone to commit such crimes? And what are the impacts of their activities in commercial areas?
Day 5: Moving forward
We explain how you can protect yourself from these invasive, expensive and apparently increasingly unsolvable crimes.
• Ask the experts: Ways to curb burglaries in NZ
• Neighbours take down intruder
• Papakura Community Crimewatch patrollers 'eyes and ears' for police
• Judge gives 38-time burglar a chance
• Editorial: Priorities askew on burglaries
• Local patrollers 'eyes and ears' for police
• Burglary 5 top tips