Since 2018, the Center of Excellence in Statistical Information on Government, Crime, Victimization and Justice (CoE) provides technical assistance to Jamaica for the implementation of its Jamaica National Crime Victimization Survey 2019 (JNCVS).
In this sense, the CoE will give training to personnel from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) through 8 virtual sessions between March and April 2020, for the analysis of its database, using the “R” programming language. It is a software environment for statistical analysis, graphics representation and reporting. Last Friday, March 13, the first virtual session was successfully held.
These sessions will strengthen the capacities of this institution to produce information for the main indicators of the JNCVS, linked to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 (16.1.3, 16.1.4, 16.3.1, 15.6.1) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. It should be noted that the JNCVS 2020 is based in the Latin America and the Caribbean Crime Victimization Survey Initiative (LACSI) that follows the United Nations international standards generated and promoted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS, 2015) and the Manual on Victimization Surveys (2010).
The JNCVS will focus on measuring the perception of security of Jamaicans and also their victimization regarding 14 crimes. Jamaica is the first country in the Caribbean to adopt the LACSI Initiative for its victimization survey.