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The 2016 United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2016 UN-CTS)

Survey data for the 2016 UN-CTS are currently being collected by UNODC.

In keeping with Economic and Social Council resolution 2009/25 and the recommendations of the Inter-governmental Expert Working Group held in Buenos Aires in February 2010, the 2016 UN-CTS represents a simplified and improved reporting system on crime trends and the operation of criminal justice systems. Attention was given to further improving and clarifying definitions, collecting data on context and metadata, as well as increasing collaboration with other institutions carrying out international collections of data on crime and criminal justice issues. The questionnaire for the 2016 UN-CTS, covering the year 2015 is presented in Excel format, with a view to assisting respondents in providing the requested information.

The UN-CTS deals with information, primarily statistical, on the main components of the criminal justice system (police, prosecution, courts and prisons). The questionnaire is available to download in Excel format in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Information for Member States

Member States that have not yet appointed a focal point qualified to coordinate the response to UN-CTS questionnaires are invited to inform UNODC of the name and contact details of the focal point by email to cts@unodc.org. Following the appointment of the focal point, the Secretariat shall continue to provide a copy of all correspondence related to the UN-CTS to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

An information document that specifies the tasks that the UN-CTS Focal Point should perform is available to download in Word format in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The document also includes a form for submitting new or updated contact details of the Focal Point to UNODC.

UNODC would like to thank all contributing States and their corresponding agencies for their cooperation in the production of statistics.

Any queries relating to the UN-CTS may be addressed to cts@unodc.org.