Thoughts on violence in New Zealand? How do you think the VDR could be lowered? Feel free to comment below.

Current VDR: 1.8 Life Expectancy: 80

Average VDR over nation’s history: 22.0

Average VDR over current life expectancy: 10.2

Lifetime Chance Of Dying By Someone Else’s Hands (2009 rate): 1/694

Lifetime Chance Of Dying By Someone Else’s Hands (Duration of Life Expectancy): 1/123

Average Military Death Rate over Nation’s History: 21.1

Average Homicide/Execution Rate over Nation’s History: .9

Link To Spreadsheets

Category Of VDR# of Years-% of Nation’s History-Year of Last Occurrence

OBLITERATION– 0

DECIMATION5 (4.6%) 1918

EXTREME UPHEAVAL5 (4.6%) 1944

EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF2 (1.8%) 1945

WATCH YOUR BACK– 0

HARSH LIVING– 0

SOMEWHAT STABLE– 0

SOME CONCERN– 0

LOW LIKELIHOOD– 0

PEACEFUL5 (4.6%) 1997

UTOPIA92 (84.4%) 2009

Historical violent deaths of new zealand

Though New Zealand’s population has risen more than 500% since 1900, it remains a smallish country of 4.3 million (about the size of Kentucky).

Not surprisingly, New Zealand’s history of military deaths is almost exactly the same as Australia’s. In the murder department, it is a very calm nation, with historically low homicide rates that contribute to there being a majority of years in which New Zealand qualifies as being a “Utopia” nation by this site’s standard. There may have been years in the early 20th century that had higher murder rates, but without reliable data, I was forced to just use the estimated historically low rate of .57/100,000 for all years previous to 1970.