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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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OAS and UNODC begin collection cycle of the CTS 2015 survey

The Department of Public Security of the Organization of American States together with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC has begun the collection cycle for the survey on 2015 Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems CTS. The survey is an important tool for gathering statistical information on crime and the operations of criminal justice systems. In turn, this data constitutes the primary source for evidence-based public security policies at the national and regional levels. For the 2014 cycle, 21 State Members replied to the survey and it is expected a higher response for this year's cycle.


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

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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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