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Finding Data: Data on Crime - Africa


  • Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Police Local Partnership Boards in Sierra Leone, 2006
    Aim was to understand how the Police Local Partnership Boards in Sierra Leone function, including what they achieve, and how they relate to the local community and the Sierra Leone Police. (Free registration is required through the UK Data Archive)

  • Kenya Open Data
    Governmental data from Kenya often to the subnational level.

  • Liberia - Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2014-2015
    Collected detailed information at the household level in Liberia on the following topics: education, health, employment, water and sanitary practices, household resources, grants, crime, conflicts and recent shocks to household wealth.

  • Multi-Choice Policing Resources for Post-Conflict Situations: Rwanda and Liberia, 2006-2007
    Examines all forms of policing in post-conflict Rwanda and Liberia, to establish the scale and nature of the various forms of policing and the manner in which they were adapting to the post-conflict environment. (Free registration is required through the UK Data Archive)

  • Multilateral Policing in Africa: its Nature and Socio-Political Impact in Uganda and Sierra Leone, 2003-2005
    Documented attitudes to policing in Uganda and Sierra Leone and the degree of multilateral policing in the 2 countries. Examined who was delivering policing, who was responsible for policing, how many non-state providers of policing existed, what these providers did, and whom they served. Also examined was change in the nature and scope of public policing, whether public police defined their responsibilities differently than in the past, how state and non-state policing agents interact in the field, and whether they plan together, co-ordinate operations, or exchange information. With respect to the commercial security industry, information on how many companies existed was gathered, and how many people they employed. (Free registration is required through the UK Data Archive)

  • United Nations International Study on Firearm Regulation
    Country-level survey dealing with:
    • Firearm regulation, including issues of ownership, possession and use;
    • Manufacturing and trade;
    • Smuggling and other illegal dealings;
    • Demographic, accident and crime statistics;
    • Policy and public education initiatives;

    The survey instrument was distributed to Member States in 1996. The data is in a MS Access database. Data may also be used to compare social attitudes toward guns and gun control among countries.

    Sample Size: 78 countries.

  • United Nations Surveys of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
    Collects data on the incidence of reported crime and the operations of criminal justice systems with a view to improving the analysis and dissemination of that information globally. Results provide an overview of trends and interrelationships between various parts of the criminal justice system to promote informed decision-making in administration, nationally and internationally. The surveys were started in 1977, covering 5-year intervals from 1970-1994. Starting in 1995 surveys cover 2 or 3 year intervals. Data may also be accessed through ICPSR.

This page last updated: October 21, 2009