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NCJ Number: 228883 Find in a Library
Title: World Crime Trends and Responses: Integration and Coordination of Efforts by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and by Member States in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Corporate Author: United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Cmssn on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Date Published: February 2009
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
Vienna, Austria
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: E/CN.15/2009/13
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
1st Avenue and 46th Street
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This report on the 18th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) of the United Nations Economic and Social Council summarizes the work done by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in 2008 to enhance knowledge among member states of trends in specific crime issues.
Abstract: In December 2008, the UNODC launched a dataset of international homicide statistics aimed at achieving broad geographic coverage. It provided an overview of available statistics on intentional homicide rates per 100,000 population for 2004 in 198 countries or territories. The UNODC used the international homicide statistics during the reporting period in calculating regional and subregional homicide rates. This report presents data on trends observed in selected categories of conventional crime recorded by police in countries that consistently completed the survey for 1995-2006. In addition to information and data on UNODC activities regarding international and regional trends in homicide and other crimes, this report also provides information on UNODC studies on corruption and trafficking in persons. It summarizes the content of the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons published by the UNODC and UN.GIFT in February 2009. It provides an overview of the global and regional patterns and flows of human trafficking based on information collected from 155 countries and territories for the period 2003-2007. This report also comments on work being conducted on improving crime and criminal justice data available at the national, regional, and international levels. The establishment of a network of national contact points for crime and criminal justice statistics is mentioned as one way of improving data collection and access. Four recommendations by the CCPCJ pertain to ways to improve member states' support for UNODC's efforts to enhance the scope and quality of data on trends in crime and criminal justice issues. 5 figures
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Data collections; International cooperation; International crime statistics; Trend analysis
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