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U.N. and Mexico will open statistics center on public security and crime.

Antonio L. Mazzitelli - Public Security in Mexico

Public security and justice are matters of national importance in Mexico. In order to promote them, the Government needs statistics in those areas. UNODC and the National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico have announced the creation of a regional centre of excellence for statistics on governance, victims of crime, public security and justice.

The centre, which will be located at the Institute’s premises, will develop field surveys, share knowledge in the field of crime statistics and organize an annual international conference on statistics. It will also help to upgrade the methodologies used to generate statistics and provide policymakers with tools to address the challenges of public security and justice. These necessary services will benefit not only Mexico but also other countries in the region.

At the press conference held to present the initiative, Antonio L. Mazzitelli, UNODC Representative at the Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, and Eduardo Sojo, President of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, said that READ MORE HERE