Continuing with the crime stats this statement from TVNZ is ....braindead;
According to new crime statistics, there was more violent crime and more sexual offending this year but on the posiitve side more criminals were put behind bars.
It would be more understandable if crime was increasing because fewer criminals were being locked up. The two together would make sense.
That more criminals are being removed from society and violent crime continues to climb (most people in prison are there for violent convictions) is actually cause for concern. It is not a "positive".
(And that's their spelling mistake too.)