Armed Police

A Research New Zealand Poll on whether the Police should be armed, has been reported in the NZ Herald.

The poll of 500 people has found that 54% of respondents approve of the Police routinely carrying firearms – up from 33% in 2003.

They also found 44% of respondents are more worried about their personal safety than a year ago.

The poll was taken from 25 June to 9 July 2008.

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