International Committee for the Red Cross
(ICRC) Its primary concern is that conflicts are limited in the context of the
armed hostilities. The norms establishing these limits have been
adopted by the majority of the countries in the world and are included
in was is referred to as the
European Commission Statistics Database
(Eurostat) Statistical Office of the European Union.
It gathers statistical information in all areas, including crime, police
forces and prison population in the European countries. It also
publishes information on the United States and Canada.
INTERPOL INTERPOL is the biggest international police organization with 187
Member States. It supports and assists all organizations,
authorities and services in charge of preventing and combatting
Portal de Datos Estadísticos (Statistics Portal)
It allows to search and obtain information from approximately 300
databases of the OECD. The access is however restricted.
Governmental officials and journalists have a free access with a password.
Gathers and disseminates
global statistical information, develops global standards and norms for
statistical activities and supports the efforts of countries to
consolidate their national statistical systems.
demographic estimates and projections undertaken by the Population
Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
of the United Nations Secretariat. The world population prospects are
used widely throughout the United Nations and by many international
organizations, research centers, academic researchers and the media.
UNInstituto Interregional para Investigaciones sobre la Delicuencia y la
Justicia (UNICRI) Focuses
on the following areas of work: organized crime and trafficking in
persons; terrorism; justice reform; professional training. It
works on the recopilation of data and the exchange of information, and
has a center of international documentation, prepares the information
for comparative analysis and helps for the establishment of national
databases on criminal justice.
United Nations Office on Drugs
and Crime (ONUDC)
The UNODC is
a global leader for the fight against the transnacional illicit
trafficking in drugs and international crime. Its central offices
are located in Viena, Austria and has 21 offices in a series of
World Report on
Health and Violence
2002. First exhaustive study on violence as a health problem at the
international level. This includes statistical information on
youth violence, intra-familiar violence, sexual violence, homicides and
suicides, amongst others. It was prepared by the World Health
UNDP Human Development Reports In addition to the Human Development Infex (HDI), the reports published
by the UNDP present statistical data and analyses, including statistical
information on poverty, education, health, crime and justice.
Refworld It gathers a large number of reports, documents and news on public
security as well as documents related to the national and international
legislative frameworks. This website has been created by the
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
UNICEF Juvenile Justice (PDF file)
This summary is centered on the situation of children and
adolescents involved in the judicial system. It also makes
reference to the prevention of crime and to social reintegration.
Victimization Surveys of the United Nations This
includes statistical data on industrialized countries and emerging
countries. For industrialized countries, the examination has been
done at the national level. For the emerging countries, the
available information relates principally to the capital cities.
Victims of Crime in the Developing World
(PDF file) This
text was published in 1998 by the Inter-Regional Institute for
Investigations on Crime and Justice of the United Nations (UNICRI), with
information obtained from the Victimization Surveys.
Study of the UN Secretary General on violence against children
It provides a detailled background on the nature, reach and causes of
the violence against children. It is the first attempt to examine
this global reality. Since 2003, thousands of people have
supported this process through consultations, working groups, surveys
and other tools.
UN WHO Data and Statistics
Database and national statistics based on a series of 50 indicators
based on mortality, morbidity and risk factors.
Statistical Information System
This database gathers health statistics of the 193 WHO Member States.
It includes more than 100 indicators that can be looked up by various
means (fast search, by category or by criteria defined by the user).
Furthermore, the data are published on an annual basis, in May, in the
World Health Statistics Report. This database is only available in
LAC-SURF This division of the United Nations Development Program provides
information on the conceptual framework on public security, an
evaluation guide on public security, information on violence against
women, police modernization and reform, training and consulting.