Strange New Zealand Statistics



New Zealand has the highest age of women at first childbirth of any country in the world (at 29.9 years old) (source)


... but it also has the 2nd highest rate of teenage pregnancy (per capita) in the world. (source)


New Zealand has less land mammal species than any other country in the world. (source)
This isn't because of humans. NZ's only native land mammals are two species of bat (the long-tailed bat and the short-tailed bat)


New Zealanders are the third biggest tea drinkers in the world. (source)
They drink a kilogram of tea per person per year, behind only Ireland and the United Kingdom.


New Zealand has more people that feel they can report crimes to police than in any other country. (source)
But it also has the highest rate of property crime victims in the world (source) the 2nd highest rate of total crime victims (source) and the 2nd highest rate of reported rapes in the world. (source)
Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and the willingness to report crimes, rather than the actual prevalence of crime.
In New Zealand, 15% of the population are victims of property crime, 29% are victims of crime, and there are 0.315 sexual assaults recorded by police per 1,000 people.


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