Reference framework for security and criminal justice statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean

This document was prepared by the Working Group on Public security of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of ECLAC, 2020-2021, under the coordination of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) of Mexico, and had as Secretariats Techniques to the UNODC-INEGI Center of Excellence in Statistical Information on Government, Crime, Victimization and Justice and the Statistics Division of ECLAC. 

Its objective is to guide national efforts to create standardized statistical information on security and criminal justice in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, aligned with international standards on the subject, helping to improve the management capacities of statistical projects to measure crime and manage the corresponding records. This document sets forth an up-to-date reference framework for integrating national security and criminal justice statistics systems. It consists of six chapters that discuss this issue comprehensively, providing a detailed description of the role, components, cross-cutting and methodological issues, scopes and contents of the framework. Its postulates should be understood as recommendations and good practices, in which the national and local context will largely determine how it is applied and implemented.

Contents

Foreword .-- Chapter I. Aim of the document .-- Chapter II. National statistical systems .-- Chapter III. Security and criminal justice statistics in national statistical systems .-- Chapter IV. Components of the criminal justice system and their role in the production of statistics .--Chapter V. Cross-cutting methodological and technical issues .-- Chapter VI. Implementation path.

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Portada
Working group
Manual on the design of security and criminal justice statistical systems
Biennium
2020-2021
Date
Type
Analytical studies and dissemination of results
Topic
Methodology of data collection, processing, dissemination and analysis