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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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Launching of the 2017 United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS 2017)
October 16, 2017
Washington DC

The 2017 United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS 2017), covering the year 2016, has been launched by the Secretariat of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Read more

Latin America and the Caribbean in action to reduce homicides
November 29, 2016
Washington DC

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's Global Study on Homicide, of the 437,000 people who lost their lives to intentional homicide across the world in 2012, 36 per cent were concentrated in the Americas, 31 per cent in Africa, and 28 per cent in Asia. Read more

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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