United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network


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United Nations Surveys of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems

The data sets of the First through Fifth United Nations Surveys of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (1970-1994) are available from this site.

The researcher is encouraged to retrieve WLDINTRO.ZIP which is an introductory and explanatory file, and also contains textual information explaining the large table in the second file WORLD_TB.ZIP. This file contains the bulk of the data. However, WLDINTRO.ZIP contains a substantial table showing countries that responded to the Surveys.

The United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems is available in ASCII, Lotus 123, and SPSS formats.


United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems - ASCII

These are data from a validation survey that attempted to validate existing data for the First and Second United Nations Surveys of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems. Attempts were also made to fill in some missing data. The data are in ASCII. They are not compressed. Please be sure to get the readme.txt file before retrieving and/or using the data set.


United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems - Lotus 123 Format

These are the data sets of the Second and Third United Nations Surveys of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems, in spreadsheet format (Lotus 123). These surveys cover the years 1975-1986. They are also compressed into zip files. You can get WinZip to decompress the data files. Please get the Codebook file, which describes how to use the files, and how the data set is structured. There are many shortcomings and difficulties in using international criminal justice data sets. Please read the codebook in order to avoid making serious mistakes.


United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems - SPSS

These are the data sets of the Second and Third United Nations Surveys of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems, in SPSS format, also compressed into zip files. These surveys cover the years 1975-1986. Please get the Codebook file, which describes how to use the files, and how the data set is structured. There are many shortcomings and difficulties in using international criminal justice data sets. Please read the codebook info. in order to avoid making serious mistakes.


The Fourth United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems

Available Online Data Set

Fourth Survey - Data Set


The Fifth United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems

Please be aware that these data sets will be modified as Member States continue to validate the information they have provided. Furthermore, these downloadable data sets will be enhanced periodically to reflect the inclusion of new survey replies.

Codebooks (in ASCII *.txt format)

Data sets (in zipped SPSS *.zip format)