Asia-Pacific region: UNODC delivers first training on crime victimization survey amid growing demands for methodological guidance

19 June 2017 - UNODC, a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime, provides technical and capacity building assistance around the world to enhance Member States' expertise. In this context, a week-long training course on the design and conduct of crime victimization surveys was recently delivered by UNODC and INEGI Center of Excellence on Statistics on Governance, Public Safety Victimization and Justice (CoE) in Bangkok, Thailand.

Jointly organized by UNODC, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) and the Korean Institute of Criminology (KIC), the training was aimed at meeting the growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region for methodological guidance on the generation of high quality and comparable data through crime victimization surveys. The topics include the production of indicators on violence, personal security, access to justice and corruption for monitoring several targets under Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Structured in 11 modules, the course is designed to explain the basic methodology of victimization surveys in all stages and to provide a set of tools for their development and successful conduct in the region. The regional training was attended by 41 participants from 16 countries from Asia, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India,

Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan Republic, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Timor-Leste, Turkey and Vietnam, as well as Thailand.

The 2017 regional training course on victimization surveys represents the third regional event on crime and criminal justice statistics, following two successful meetings in Bangkok and Seoul, respectively in 2014 and 2016.

Presentations:

Opening Remarks

Ambassador Adisak Panupong
Zin-Hwan Kim

MODULE 1. THE DIFFERENT SOURCES OF CRIME STATISTICS: STRENGHTS AND WEAKNESSES
Michael Jandl - The Different Sources of Crime Statistics: The Strenghts of CV Surveys

MODULE 2. VICTIMIZATION SURVEYS: WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT
Seong-Jin Yeon- Training on Victimization Surveys
Jisun Kim- South Korea's National Crime Victimization Survey: 20 years of experience of the KIC Sudarak Suvannanonda-Thailand's National Victim Survey: The Role of the NSO in its implementation and key findings
Luisa Sánchez- CoE's Crime Victimization Survey Atlas and UNODC online resources

GROUP ACTIVITY#2 Countries experience

Zhyldyz Rakhmanova- International Public Safety Survey in Kyrgyz Republic
Luisa Sánchez Mexico- Starting from scratch:the National Statistical Information Subsystem on Governance, Crime and Justice in Mexico

MODULE 3. PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING A VICTIMIZATION SURVEY
Luisa Sánchez- Planning and Implementing a Victimization Survey

MODULE 4. GETTING THE RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS ON-BOARD
Michael Jandl- Getting the Relevant Stakeholders On-Board

MODULE 5. QUESTIONNAIRE DESIGN AND PRIMARY TOPICS OF VICTIMIZATION SURVEYS
Luisa Sánchez- Questionnaire Design and Primary Topics of a VS

MODULE 6. CRIME SCREENING PROCESS AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES
Michael Jandl - Crime Screening

MODULE 7: QUESTIONNAIRE TOPICS FOR SDG INDICATORS
Michael Jandl - Monitoring the SDGs
Henriette Jansen - Prevalence of Violence against Women in Asia and the Pacific Region
Soo-Hyeong Choi - Korean Crime Victim Survey: SDG Indicators

MODULE 8. FIELDWORK AND QUALITY CONTROL
Luisa Sánchez - Fieldwork and Quality Control

MODULE 9. SAMPLING AND OTHER METHODOLOGICAL CONCERNS
Christopher Ryan - Sampling and Other Methodological Concerns

MODULE 10 DATA PROCESSING, ANALYSIS AND DISSEMINATION
Luisa Sánchez - Data Processing, Analysis and Dissemination
Luisa Sánchez - Analysis and Dissemination (more material)
Seong-Jin Yeon - Data Analysis and Dissemination

MODULE 11. ACTION PLAN FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A VICTIMIZATION SURVEY
Christopher Ryan - Data Processing Imputatation
Christopher Ryan - Analysis of Survey results Estimation, Weightng & Non-response
Christopher Ryan - Action Plan for the Implementation of a Victimization Survey

Manual on Victimization Surveys
International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS)


List of Participants

Further Information:

Center of Excellence for Statistical Information on Government, Crime, Victimization and Justice