National is building a safer New Zealand. We’ve embarked on a comprehensive programme of reform to protect communities, prevent crime, and put victims first.

We’ve put more police on the beat, overseen record lows in the crime rate, and modernised the justice system to meet the needs of New Zealanders.

We have introduced a $50 offender levy for victim support services, and added protection for vulnerable children by making it illegal to stay silent if you know a child is at risk of harm.

There are 600 more police on the frontline, tougher penalties for drink drivers, and a six percent drop in recorded crime.

We also have more and more prisoners in training to help reduce their chance of finding a job and lessen their risk of re-offending.

It’s all part of our drive to create safer communities.