The 9th edition of the Online Course on Crime Victimization Surveys ends successfully

On June 12th, the Centre of Excellence in Statistical Information on Government, Crime, Victimization and Justice (CoE) successfully completed the course “Measuring Crime and Justice for SDGs through Household Surveys: A Jouney into Crime Victimization Surveys“.

This Online Course was delivered in English and took place from April 13th to June 12th. At the end of the nine weeks of activities, a total of 30 participants from 13 countries around the world (Bulgaria, China, Georgia, Hungary, Palestine, Portugal, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Uzbekistan) and from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) field offices in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea and Uzbekistan successfully completed the course.

The main objective of the course was to transfer knowledge about the methodological characteristics of each of the phases of the design and implementation process of a crime victimization survey, as well as the information provided by these instruments to help monitor the progress of Agenda 2030, specifically 5 indicators from ODS 11 and ODS 16. These notions take into account the United Nations international standards such as the International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS, 2015) and the UNODC Manual Victimization Surveys (2010). Among the many activities of the course, participants had to analyze the questionnaire of the UNODC’s Latin America and the Caribbean Crime Victimization Survey Initiative (LACSI Initiative).

This edition of the course was held during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to have updated contents which are in line with global events, discussion questions on the consequences of this pandemic for crime victimization surveys were included in the forums. Some of the most inspiring contributions were shared anonymously as quotes on the CoE’s social networks.

After more than six years of experience and nine editions of online courses, the CoE continues with its goal of providing e-learning training to cross geographical barriers and provide knowledge to Member States not only in the region, but also globally.

For more information about this Course or future edition, visit our Victimization Lab.