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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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REGIONAL WORKSHOP: Working towards the improvement of statistics on crime and citizen security.

On September 3rd and 4th the workshop "Working towards the improvement of statistics on crime and citizen security" was organized in Lima, Peru. The workshop's purpose was to trigger a discussion on the quality of public security statistics based on national and regional experiences, about the quality of the surveys regarding public security. As Peru embarks itself in the development of an Integrated System of Crime and Citizen Security Statistics (SIESC, by its Spanish acronym), the workshop aimed at strengthening its technical capacities for generating reliable data and statistics. Read more

Regional Conference on Homicide Data Quality

Between September 7th and 9th, 2015, the Department of Public Security of the OAS participated in the “Regional Conference on Homicide Data Quality”. The initiative was launched by the Ministry of Justice and Law of the Republic of Colombia, the Office of the Attorney General of Colombia, and Open Society Foundations, with the technical support of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá and the Laboratory for the Analysis of Violence of the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (LAV-UERJ). 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

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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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