Here is one of the tables from the Family Court Statistics just released;
Ethnicity Distribution of Children in Care and Protection Cases in 2004
New cases Reviews
% European 42 45
% Pacific 10 7
% Māori 45 45
% Asian 2 2
% Other 1 1
There were 5,983 cases involving 8,165 children.
I tend to take the view that "grown-ups" are big enough and ugly enough to look after themselves. But what of the children? A lot of these kids will move around in foster care and end up as statistics on other tables, very likely to do with crime.
Hard to see the ethnic make-up of our prisons changing much in the near future.