Reference guide on police administrative records

Police administrative records

Reference guide on police administrative records

Biennium:
2024-2025
Coordinator
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
Members
Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas (INE) of Chile
Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC) of Ecuador
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) of Guatemala
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) of Honduras
Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censo (INEC) of Panama
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) of Paraguay
National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) of Perú
Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE) of Dominican Republic
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) of Uruguay
Objectives

General objective

Guide the implementation of the guidelines established in Guidelines for the Production of Statistical Data by the Police of UNODC, adapting them to the Latin American and Caribbean context, in order to create a baseline for the improvement of administrative records produced by police institutions in the region.

Specific objectives

  1. Compare, on the basis of the guidelines, the statistical information recorded by police institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, how it is generated and produced (tools, mechanisms or recording formats), its periodicity and its use in decision-making.
  2. Generate baseline data in accordance with the dimensions of the guidelines: human resources, financial resources, physical resources, staff safety and well-being, criminal offences, arrest and detention, seizure operations, stop and search, public assembly, outreach, use of force and firearms, and professional conduct.
  3. Identify current practices in the region and foster technical cooperation for their improvement or adoption, particularly in relation to the recording and classification of emergency calls, crimes, administrative offences, seizures and use of force.
  4. Mainstream the gender perspective in the statistics generated and collected by police institutions.