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 Visit of Jamaican experts to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) and the National Commission for Security (CNS) in Mexico City

 

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Project: Development of the Caribbean Integrated Crime and Violence Information System

The first activity of this project was held from the 24th to the 28th of April in Mexico City. The objective was to provide training on classification, instruments and indicators for generating statistical information related to crime.

Ms. Lisa-Gaye Greene and Mrs. Rochelle Clarke-Grey visited the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) and the National Commission for Security (CNS). Their visits permitted the sharing of information regarding the analysis of spatial crime data in Jamaica and Mexico and the best practices for conducting different international surveys.

The Jamaican experts expressed satisfaction with the results obtained from the activities undertaken and an evaluation of areas for further assistance was done. Jamaica will use the knowledge acquired on spatial analysis as a benchmark for the types of analyses being done in the country as well as the types of technology that should be employed in dealing with crime data. Additionally, effort will be made to conduct some of the analyses being done in Mexico in Jamaica and to impress upon the various stakeholders the importance of incorporating technology into crime analysis.

The Ministry of National Security of Jamaica will make arrangements for the redesign of the Victimisation Survey of Jamaica alongside INEGI.