Saint Lucia starts collecting data for the Saint Lucia National Crime Victimization Survey (SLNCVS)

From September 10 to 13, the Center of Excellence for Statistical Information on Government, Crime, Victimization and Justice (CoE) provided a training session to the enumerators of the Central Statistical Office (CSO) of Saint Lucia for the implementation of the Saint Lucia National Crime Victimization Survey (SLNCVS). The training was done in collaboration with personnel from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) CariSECURE Project.

Throughout the training, the enumerators and supervisors reviewed the questionnaire and applied mock tests with the tablets that will be used during the fieldwork. The SLNCVS questionnaire is in line with the Latin America and the Caribbean Crime Victimization Survey Initiative (LACSI) that follows the recommendations of the International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS) and allows the collection of relevant information for the report of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. This regional initiative is led by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), through the CoE. Saint Lucia is the second country in the Caribbean to adopt this Initiative (after Jamaica) and the seventh in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

The SLNCVS fieldwork began on September 17 and will last approximately 6 weeks. The interviews will be carried out across the country. The Center of Excellence accompanied the first days of fieldwork to supervise the enumerators work.

The results are expected to be publicly available in June 2020. They will be available on our Victimization Survey Atlas.