Manual on the design of security and criminal justice statistical systems

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Manual on the design of security and criminal justice statistical systems

Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) of Mexico
Technical Secretariat
Centre of Excellence in Statistical Information on Government, Crime, Victimization and Justice, of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Statistics Division of ECLAC
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) of Boliva
Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas (INE) of Chile
Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE) of Colombia
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) of Paraguay
National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) of Perú
Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE) of Dominican Republic
Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo PNUD

General objective 

To develop a manual to guide national efforts to generate statistical information on security and criminal justice in the countries of the region, within the framework of international standards in this area, in an effort to improve statistical project management capacities to measure crime and for the administration of criminal records.

Specific objectives 

  • To develop methodological guidelines for structuring, organizing and strengthening national statistical information systems on security and justice.
  • To produce tools that support the development of statistical capacities to integrate ICCS into administrative records, and for the sample design of victimization and security surveys.
  • To contribute to the generation of statistical information in the framework of monitoring the indicators associated with SDG 16 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, namely to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.