The busiest streets in the worlds coolest little Capital should be safe places for the public to enjoy however this is not the case for one of Wellingtons most popular streets, Courtney Place.
In the past year in Wellington City alone there have been 1046 assaults according to the Victimisation Time and Place resource published by the New Zealand Police but we only have 5 surveillance cameras at the intersections of the hub of Wellingtons nightlife that have to swivel.
In July 2019 my partner was assaulted walking down Courtney Place in a unprovoked attack. He sustained a thumb sprain, a head injury and a hip injury which required surgery and still prevents him from walking.
When the Police looked into the case they found that the CCTV camera in that area was facing the wrong way at the time, capturing footage of his attacker running away and my partner on the ground. I know that his is not the only story like this one.