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Crime and Gender. A study on how men and women are represented in international crime statistics

2015 - 2016

HEUNI and the UNODC conducted a joint research project utilizing data from the UN Crime Trend Surveys. The project examined global crime trends, with gender as the focus of analysis.

Two information sheets were published in April 2015 in connection with the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, held in Doha, Qatar. The “Homicide and Gender" sheet presents the results by region and age, as well as figures on intimate partner and family-related homicide. The second one is on “Trafficking in Persons and Gender" (the links are provided below). Two more reports have been prepared: “Drugs and Gender", as well as gender and attrition in the criminal justice system, analyzing police data, and data on convictions and imprisonment.

The information sheets are based on a more detailed research report published in December 2016. The study is based on crime statistics from two sources, the Crime Trends Survey coordinated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics.

For more information:

Anni Lietonen: [email protected]

Gender-based violence