​In international surveys, New Zealand is rated one of the most peaceful, least corrupt countries.

  • New Zealand was second out of 163 countries on the 2018 Global Peace Index.
  • New Zealand’s homicide rate is just 1.3 in every 100,000 people – the OECD average is 3.6.

However, keeping yourself and your family safe in different situations is important. You may find some of the safety concerns in New Zealand are different from those in your home country.

The information in this section will inform you about laws that keep people safe in New Zealand, New Zealand’s emergency services, ways to stay safe in different situations and how to prepare for natural disasters.

Global Peace Index 2018 | Vision of Humanity

OECD better life index


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