Statistical activities, surveys and standards

A core mission by UNODC is to produce and disseminate high quality statistics on drugs, crime and criminal justice at the international level. UNODC also works to strengthen national capacities to produce, disseminate and use drugs, crime and criminal justice statistics within the framework of official statistics. 

Data

UNODC regularly updates global statistical series on crime, criminal justice, drug trafficking and prices, drug production, and drug use. These data are available at dataUNODC

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 - English, Spanish

Data Matters No. 2 - Intentional homicide - Human trafficking - Unsentenced detention - Arms trafficking - Corruption - Wildlife trafficking - October 2021 - English

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METHODOLOGY & STANDARDS

Statistical standards and guidelines are developed by UNODC in the field of crime, criminal justice and illicit drugs in collaboration with national experts and relevant international organizations. The objective is to enhance the comparability of statistics at international level and to support countries in their efforts to produce national statistics on drugs, crime and criminal justice.

Survey guidelines

 Methodological standards and other documents

CAPACITY BUILDING

Online training on measuring SDG16 in Africa

Series of webinars held in November-December 2020 to exchange practices and methodological tools on the monitoring of SDG 16 indicators in African countries.

Centres of Excellence

The UNODC-INEGI Centre of Excellence on Statistical Information on Government, Crime, Victimization and Justice is a joint project by UNODC and the Statistical Office of Mexico (INEGI). It contributes to the development of methodologies and best practices in the area of crime and criminal justice statistics. It provides technical assistance and training for countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean.

 The UNODC-KOSTAT Centre of Excellence for Statistics on Crime and Criminal Justice in Asia and Pacific is a joint project by UNODC and the Statistical Office of the Republic of Korea (KOSTAT). It contributes to the development of methodologies and best practices in the area of crime and criminal justice statistics. It provides technical assistance and training for countries in Asia and the Pacific.

ACTIVITIES

28-30 August 2019Second Expert Working Group on improving drug statistics and strengthening the Annual Report Questionnaire (ARQ)

20-22 June 2018Second Expert Meeting on Statistical Methodologies for Measuring Illicit Financial Flows Venue: Geneva, Switzerland

7-8 June 2018Joint Second Meeting of UN-CTS Focal Points and ICCS Technical Advisory GroupVenue: Lima, Peru

29-31 January 2018Expert Working Group on Improving Drug Statistics and Strengthening the Annual Report Questionnaire (ARQ)Venue: Vienna, Austria

12 -14 December 2017UNODC-UNCTAD Expert Consultation on the SDG Indicator on Illicit Financial Flows (IFF)Venue: Vienna, Austria

5 - 7 December 2017Training Course on the Implementation of the ICCS in the Asia-Pacific RegionVenue: Daejeon, Republic of Korea

21-24 November 2017, Pacific Regional Workshop on Monitoring SDG 16, Venue: Nadi, Fiji

4-6 April, 2017: Second Meeting of the Task Force on Corruption MeasurementVenue: Vienna, Austria

14-16 November 2016: Second Regional Meeting on Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics: Development of crime and criminal justice statistics and their contribution for SDG monitoring in Asia PacificVenue: Seoul, Republic of Korea

12-14 October 2016: Meeting of Task Force on Corruption MeasurementVenue: Vienna, Austria

3- 11 June 2016 : rd International Conference on Governance, Crime and Justice StatisticsVenue: Mérida, Mexico

9-11 May 2016 : Global Meeting of focal points of the United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operational of Criminal Justice System (UN-CTS)Venue: Vienna, Austria

12 - 13 May 2016 : Technical Advisory Group Meeting on International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (TAG-ICCS)Venue: Vienna, Austria