The Policy Research Unit is a combination of the Statistical Unit and the Crime and Social Observatory. The Unit’s purpose is to collect and analyse data and assist in the derivation of policy.
Background of the Crime and Social Observatory
The Crime and Social Observatory was established in 2007 as part of the Citizen Security Programme aligned to the Ministry of Home Affairs now the Ministry of Public Security. The purpose of the Crime and Social Observatory is to enhance the collection, compilation and analysis of key public safety indicators. Analyses are based on a broad information base that goes beyond the analysis of traditional police data. At the conclusion of the Citizen Security Programme in 2014, the Crime Observatory was adopted, solely, by the Ministry of Public Security on September 1, 2014, with its substantive portfolio. That is, to serve as the crime data reservoir to strengthen the Ministry’s oversight and policymaking capacity with reference to citizen security.
The following form must be filled out and submitted to the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Security when requesting data:
- Crime and Social Observatory Fact Sheet
- 3rd Quarter Fatal Accidents Data Analysis
- 2nd Quarter Fatal Accidents Data Analysis
- 1st Quarter Fatal Accidents Data Analysis
- Crime Statistics Fact Sheet Issue 1
- Suicide Data Analysis
- Fatal Accidents and Traffic Deaths Analysis 2015-2018
- Serious Crimes Rates 2013-2018
- Safe Neighbourhood Survey Report