Homicide report: A third of murder victims are Māori

A new report has found that almost a third of murder victims are Māori.

The finding is part of a broad report released by NZ Police on Tuesday.

The Homicide Victims in New Zealand report analysed all cases in the eight years up to 2014.

The statistics show Māori are homicide victims in 31 percent of all cases, despite making up just 15 percent of the population.

The report also shows more than a third of female victims were killed by their partner.

One in 10 victims were killed by their parents or their parents' partners.

Only 15 victims were a parent of the offender.

The majority of homicide victims were males killed by non-family members. There were far fewer female than male homicide victims, the report says.