The Chilean NSO moves towards a statistical classification in line with the ICCS

On October 18, the UNODC-INEGI Center of Excellence (CoE) organized a workshop for the National Statistical Institute of Chile (INE) to provide a detailed explanation of the International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS) and its role as a basis for the classification and organization of statistical information in the field of crime and criminal justice.

During the session, the CoE team provided a description and concrete examples of the ICCS structure, the correspondence process between the classification and the country’s penal code, and presented a roadmap for its implementation. Special emphasis was placed on the fact that the ICCS will provide a solid basis for analysis as well as evidence-based decision making in the criminal justice field.

In addition, Ms. Claudia Gonzalez Sanchez, from the Coordination of Public Security and Justice of the INE, explained the progress they have made in developing a national classification for statistical purposes in line with the Chilean criminal code.

The CoE team confirmed its commitment to technically assist the INE of Chile in the next steps of the ICCS implementation process. It is expected that the consolidation of its classification according to the Chilean statistical system will strengthen the quality and accuracy of data related to crime and criminal justice in the country.