Welcome to our Live Statistics page. Here you can find data on Preventable Drowning Fatalities in New Zealand. This page is updated weekly in a "year to date format", and you can download the raw data from each graph. For in-depth analysis - head over to our 2019 Data & Insights in the Drowning Stats section.
Drowning data is sourced from Water Safety New Zealand’s DrownBase™ and the figures provided are provisional.
Preventable fatalities include recreational and non-recreational drowning deaths. They do not include those fatalities classified as ‘other’ (arising as a result of road or air vehicle accidents, homicide, suicide or of unknown origin) as these are not considered applicable to the prevention and rescue efforts of the water safety sector.