Administration of Justice

Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus

Presents offences reported to the police, volume of crime (serious offences per 100,000 population), offenders (total and per 100,000 population), persons convicted by the courts (by sex and by age), and major offences (in English).

Criminal Justice Statistics
The analysis covers offences reported to the police, adults proceeded againsst for serious offences, juveniles involved in the commission of both minor and serious offences, all persons appearing before the courts and prison reception and releases (archive).

Corruption & Fraud

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) - Council of Europe
GRECO evaluation procedures involve the collection of information through questionnaire(s), on-site country visits enabling evaluation teams to solicit further information during high-level discussions with domestic key players, and drafting of evaluation reports. These reports, which are examined and adopted by GRECO, contain recommendations to the evaluated countries in order to improve their level of compliance with the provisions under consideration. Measures taken to implement recommendations are subsequently assessed by GRECO under a separate compliance procedure

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Cyprus. The report has been made public with the agreement of the country’s authorities. It focuses on two distinct themes: criminalization of corruption and transparency of party funding.

Drugs & Alcohol

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview

This overview presents a comprehensive overview of the drugs situation in Cyprus. Topics covered in the country overview include: drug use among the general population and young people, prevention, problem drug use, treatment demand, drug-related infectious diseases, drug-related deaths, treatment responses, harm reduction responses, drug markets and drug-related offences, national drug laws, national drug strategy, coordination mechanism in the field of drugs and drug-related research. Also included in the country report are key statistics on the drug situation and a barometer that indicates the prevalence profile and relative rating of the country.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - National Reports
Commissioned each year by the EMCDDA and produced by the national focal points of the Reitox network, the National reports draw an overall picture of the drug phenomenon at national level in each EU Member state.

Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Cyprus
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Cyprus

These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Cyprus, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (website).

Research & Statistics

Cyprus in Figures
These reports give statistical information covering a broad range of topics related to Cypriot demography, society, and economy, including a subsection on crime (website).

Statistical Abstracts of Cyprus
The Statistical Abstract of Cyprus, issued annually since 1955, aims at presenting in a summarized form statistics on almost all aspects of the economic and social life in Cyprus. The data published within these reports originate mostly from censuses and surveys conducted by the Statistical Service of Cyprus as well as records of other government departments and semi-government organizations.

The Statistical Portrait of Women in Cyprus: 1980 - 2005

This report gives statistical information covering a broad range of topics related to Croatian women, including a subsection on crime.