Safety and health

Safety and health are important components of the city’s residents' well-being and quality of life.

The quality of a person’s health is closely related to factors such as age, ethnicity, income, education and housing, as well as external factors such as environment and air quality.

Feeling and being safe and secure is key to the overall health of the community. 


Public places are safe, healthy and welcoming

Just over 3,900 residents were discharged from hospital from an unintentional injury in 2016

Recreational activity

In 2016, there were 3.4 million visits to Council owned sports and recreation facilities

Safety in the city

In June 2017 there was a total of 1,770 victimisations in Christchurch for the month.

Risk of hazards

87 percent of residents had enough food stored to last three days in 2018