Eurostat meeting discusses crime and criminal justice statistics

FRA took part in a Eurostat Working Group meeting on Crime Statistics on 25-26 March, where the agency presented the results of its EU-wide survey on violence against women.

The national statistical institutes of the EU Member States sent representatives to discuss with Eurostat, DG Home and DG Justice the future data needs and challenges in the areas of crime and criminal justice statistics. From this year on, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Eurostat will merge their data collection activities, so that Eurostat will transmit the data it receives from the EU Member States to the UNODC, thereby reducing the burden on national statistical institutes and avoiding overlap. Representatives of DG Home and DG Justice mentioned a number of data needs, which Eurostat and the national statistical institutes will have to consider, both in terms of resources required and quality and comparability of available data.