Modern Crime Statistics to deliver better Data for less Crime

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More than 400 experts representing international organizations, government institutions, national statistical offices and academia from 35 countries gathered in Lima, Peru recently to discuss ways to modernize crime and criminal justice statistical systems.

Organized by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and hosted by the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) of Peru, the three-day event focused on emerging methodologies to measure crime.

During the conference, experts sought to address questions about quantifying violence against women, measuring transnational organized crime in Africa, estimating the size of the illicit drug markets, and creating information systems that can help address wildlife trafficking. Also on the agenda were frameworks to measure corruption and better collection of data on violence against children, as well as the potential link between cryptocurrency and money laundering.

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