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Finding Data: Data on Crime - Middle East


  • Comparative Dataset of Legal Systems (2008 Data)
    Includes 37 quantifying variables referring to legal systems of 47 European countries; Mediterranean countries; and all U.S. states. These variables include case loads in the legal system, numbers of judges, lawyers and cases (standardized per 100,000 inhabitants), length of proceedings, and more. For details regarding data sources and variable definitions, please refer to the ancillary document "Definitions for the Comparative Dataset of Legal Systems".

  • Israeli Civil Proceedings Dataset
    Provides descriptive information regarding 2,000 civil proceeding cases in 10 magistrate and district courts (while acting as a court of first instance). 228 variables were coded for each case. These variables cover a wide range of case characteristics and issues, such as sought and granted remedies, temporary injunctions, requested and received court costs, motions, hearings, witnesses and expert witnesses, and more. The cases in the sample constitute approximately 2% of all civil proceeding cases resolved between December 2008 and December 2011 in 10 courts: 4 district courts in Tel Aviv, Central, Jerusalem, and Be'er Sheva as well as 6 magistrate courts: Haifa, Petah Tikva, Herzliya, Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and Be'er Sheva.

  • Israeli Criminal Proceedings Dataset
    Presents descriptive information regarding indictments filed against 2,012 defendants in criminal proceedings in magistrate and district courts. 236 variables were coded for each indictment, and these include various characteristics of the indictment and of the defendant, representation, the stages of the criminal proceeding, and the outcomes of the proceeding. The data is based on a sample of 1,417 criminal cases from magistrate courts and 244 criminal cases from district courts (acting as a court of first instance), which were resolved between May 2010 and May 2011. These cases constitute about 3% of all "criminal cases" resolved during this period in magistrate courts and about 13% of all "criminal cases" and "severe criminal cases" resolved in district courts during this period.

  • Judicial Workloads in Israel (Case Weights) Dataset
    Provides information regarding the average judicial workloads in 101 "case types" in magistrate courts, district courts, and regional labor courts. A "case type" is defined in accordance with the instance, the proceeding type, and the procedure / categorization under which the case is filed in the courts. Contains over 30 variables for each of the case types, among these, the average amount of judicial time invested in preparation, in court hearings and in writing decisions. Other variables include the average number of hearings and written motions; the probability for the case to be resolved in a certain way (in a judgment on the merits, in a default judgment, in a consent judgment, etc.); and data concerning the number of cases (incoming, resolved and pending).

  • 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.

  • Victimization Survey (1996, 1999) (Palestine)
    Provides basic indicators on various aspects of victimization such as: Households and persons Victimized by criminal offense, type of criminal offense, Crime location, Perpetrator, Crime reporting, Reported crime underwent legal proceedings, Physical harm and tangible losses of criminal offenses

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