The Seventh United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (1998 - 2000)

This Survey questionnaire* consists of a series of questions asking for data,primarily statistical, on the main components of the criminal justice system for 1998 - 2000. The following paragraphs include the instructions given to government respondents. The central responding office to reviewed partial replies to ascertain that the data collected from the official address clearly defined jurisdictions (such as national or federal) and are statistically valid. For this reason, the importance of reviewing all parts of the survey for consistency was emphasized. The survey instrument was sent to governmental institutes of 203 countries in April 2001.

The questionnaire is available to download in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian (PDF files)

The questionnaire is compiled so that it can be broken down and sent to separate agencies for response and reassembled in the central responding office before it is returned.

In completing the tables, respondents were provided with the following suggestions:

The UNODC Crime Programme has confined itself to reproducing the figures as received on the questionnaire forms.

The statistics cannot take into account the differences that exist between the legal definitions of offences in various countries, of the different methods of tallying, etc.Consequently, the figures used in these statistics must be interpreted with great caution. In particular, to use the figures as a basis for comparison between different countries is highly problematic.

The UNODC Crime Programme would like to thank all contributing states and their corresponding agencies for their cooperation, which made it possible to produce these statistics. We would like to congratulate India, the first country to reply to the seventh survey!

92 countries provided data for the Seventh Survey

Responses to the Seventh Survey as of 31 March 2004 are available in table format:

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Sorted by variable
2.23 MB
316
2.21 MB
316
Sorted by country
3.12 MB
506
3.08 MB
506
Comments by table
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22
Comments by table
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22
Comments by country
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82
Comments by country
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82

Responses to the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Survey as of 31 March 2004 are available in table format:

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4.37 MB
494
4.34 MB
494
Sorted by variable, rates
4.13 MB
473
4.10 MB
473
Sorted by country
11.7 MB
1973
Sorted by country
11.6 MB
1973

MS Excel pivot table:

7th all 040331.xls (2100 KB) 7th all 040331.zip (715 KB)

Explanation: The pivot table contains the following elements:

Comments

UNODC would like to express sincere thanks for the assistance received in the verification of the following parts of the Seventh Survey:

 - Prison data (received up to December 2002), Mr. Roy Walmsley