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UNODC. 2017 ‘Intentional Homicide Victims by Sex.’ Crime and Drugs Data. Vienna: UNODC. 19 May
One of the key tasks of UNODC is to produce and disseminate accurate statistics on drugs, crime and criminal justice at the international level. UNODC also works to strengthen national capacities to produce, disseminate and use drugs, crime and criminal justice statistics within the framework of official statistics.
UNODC regularly updates statistical series on crime, criminal justice, drug trafficking and prices, drug production, and drug use. Data disseminated by UNODC are mainly sourced from national statistical systems. Data on drugs are submitted through the Annual Report Questionnaire (ARQ) and the Individual Drug Seizure (IDS) reports, while data on crime and criminal justice are supplied through the annual United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS). UNODC processes data to increase data comparability and to produce regional and global estimates.
Further information on statistical standards developed by UNODC in the field of crime, criminal justice and illicit drugs is available at: https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/statistics.html
[Editor's Note: GunPolicy.org cites UNODC datasets to provide uniformly collected homicide counts and rates, especially for countries where systematic official reporting on violence is rare. UNODC provides relevant statistics for 230 countries and jurisdictions. From this data, the following categories are updated on the GunPolicy.org web site:
- Male Homicide Victims (any method)
- Rate of Male Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)
- Female Homicide Victims (any method)
- Rate of Female Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)]