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Statistics for the Americas

OAS Hemispheric Observatory presents Citizen Security Statistics for the Americas

Alertamerica.org: The OAS Hemispheric Citizen Security Observatory is constantly updating and publishing information for all the countries in the hemisphere. The Observatory presents official information disclosed by the States, assembled into indicators that cover all social phenomena of crime and violence, as well as the initiatives developed to control and penalize them. These indicators constitute the most extensive repertoire of official information on citizen security in the hemisphere.

The information for the 2000-2012 period includes data of Intentional Homicides, Firearms, Non-lethal Violent Crimes, Demand and Drug Consumption, Prison Systems, Security Personnel and Victimization Surveys.

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Other news

Authorities in the Region Dialogue on Penitentiary
and Prison Policies

The OAS organized the 3rd Meeting of Officials Responsible for Penitentiary and Prison Policies. The meeting was attended by officials from the OAS Member States responsible for the development of penitentiary policies, as well as participants from international agencies and civil society. During the event, the OAS Secretary for Multidimensional Security, Ambassador Adam Blackwell, highlighted that "the prison systems of the Americas face a deep crisis, with an evident deterioration of prison conditions." According to Blackwell, social reintegration is the essential purpose of imprisonment, but additionally, rehabilitation and reintegration of those who have committed crimes are guarantees of safety.

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With the support of

Government of Canada
through its "Anti-Crime Capacity
Building Program" (ACCBP)


Government of Spain
through Ministerio de Asuntos
Exteriores y de Cooperación


Past issues




Evaluation of Progress in Drug Control

Click here to download the PDF PDF (3.7 Mb)

Report on Citizen Security in the Americas 2012

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to download the PDF
PDF (4.53 Mb)

Manual for National Observatories
Spanish - PDF 5.3Mb
English - PDF 4.8Mb

Violence Observatories: Best Practices
(5.11 MB, Spanish)

El Involucramiento de las Fuerzas Armadas en Actividades de Seguridad Pública (JID)

870 Kb


Cifrar y Decifrar: Indicadores Judiciales para las Américas (CEJA)

850 Kb

Sexual Violence en Latin-American and the Caribbean.
( 501 K, Spanish)

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