This timeline lists a selection of the most notable New Zealand crimes (especially homicides and other violent crimes) since 1840. Inevitably some of our selections and omissions will be debatable and we encourage readers to add their comments and suggestions in the community contributions area at the end of the page. For more background information on crime in New Zealand see Te Ara. See also a map showing the location of these crimes.
1921 Murder of a police constable
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