Research on criminal justice

UNODC collects data on the criminal justice system and conducts research on issues related to the administration of justice and rehabilitation of offenders


Statistics on prisons and persons detained, on persons arrested, prosecuted and/or convicted and on personnel of the criminal justice institutions can be found at dataUNODC

Data matter(s)
Statistical briefs:

A new series of short analytical briefs that illustrate selected policy issues on the basis of the most recent available data. Data Matters is the title of this series, as data are important to put topics in the right context and to foster debate on a range of themes that are key to achieve the Agenda 2030.

Data matters No.1- Nearly twelve million people imprisoned globally, nearly one-third unsentenced with prisons overcrowded in half of all countries