One of the key tasks of UNODC is to produce and disseminate accurate 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.
UNODC regularly updates global statistical series on crime, criminal justice, drug trafficking and prices, drug production,
and drug use. These data are available at UNODC Data Portal
Methodology & Standards
A number of statistical standards and recommendations 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.
Crime & Criminal Justice
Manual on Corruption surveys: Methodological guidelines on the measurement of bribery and other forms of corruption through
sample surveys - Arabic,áEnglish, French
Several countries in Africa have included SDG 16 in the national development framework, thus recognising the importance
to address peace, justice and inclusion as part of sustainable development. However, reporting on progress on SDG 16 indicators,
which has been a challenge globally, also remains limited in the region. Insufficient availability and quality of statistical
information on SDG16 remains and directly hampers the capacity to implement the 2030 Agenda, as it prevents countries from
generating evidence-based and effective policy responses to justice, security and governance challenges.
Statistical Information on Government, Crime, Victimization
and Justice is joint project by UNODC and the Statistical Office of Mexico (INEGI) that 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.