Statistical data on crime, criminal justice and drugs

Statistics

One of the key tasks of UNODC is to produce and disseminate accurate statistics on drugs, crime and criminal justice at the international level. UNODC also works to strengthen national capacities to produce, disseminate and use drugs, crime and criminal justice statistics within the framework of official statistics.

Data Sources

UNODC regularly updates statistical series on crime, criminal justice, drug trafficking and prices, drug production, and drug use. Data disseminated by UNODC are mainly sourced from national statistical systems. Data on drugs are submitted through the Annual Report Questionnaire (ARQ) and the Individual Drug Seizure (IDS) reports, while data on crime and criminal justice are supplied through the annual United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS). UNODC processes data to increase data comparability and to produce regional and global estimates.

Further information on statistical standards developed by UNODC in the field of crime, criminal justice and illicit drugs is available at:

https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/statistics.html

Queries on data can be addressed to:

Research and Analysis Branch (RAB),
United Nations Office On Drugs and Crime (UNODC),
Vienna International Centre,
PO Box 500,
1400 Vienna,
Austria

Tel: (+43-1) 26060
Fax: (+43-1) 263-3389