The UNODC-INEGI Center of Excellence in Statistical Information on Government, Crime, Victimization and Justice, along with the Mexican National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) hosted a technical visit from representatives of the Jamaica Crime Observatory Integrated Crime and Violence Information System (JCO-ICVIS) of the Ministry of National Security and the University of West Indies.
During the visit, they reviewed the methodological tools and best practices for generating crime statistics promoted by UNODC at the national, regional and global levels, specifically the Roadmap for improving the quality and availability of security and justice statistics, which is the framework for the International Classification of Crimes for Statistical Purposes (ICCS) to improve administrative records, as well as household and corporate surveys to measure phenomena such as victimization and corruption as well as social cohesion. Local Safety Audits, a methodological tool that is part of the process that establishes the United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Crime, were reviewed too.
Representatives of the Ministry of National Security of Jamaica and the University of West Indies presented the experience of the Jamaica Crime Observatory, the methodology and main results of the Jamaica National Crime Victimization Survey and the West Indies University efforts in crime mapping and spatial representation of socio-demographic characteristics of Jamaican population during joint sessions with INEGI, the CoE and the UNODC Office in Colombia.
Finally, proposals were made to work jointly on the use and application of methodological tools that will strengthen data generation on crime and criminal justice and its georeferencing.