Administration of Justice

ASEP/JDP Data Bank
www.jdsurvey.net/jds/jdsurvey.jsp

ASEP/JDP provides statistical database and survey files regarding Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

Council of European Social Science Data Archives
www.nsd.uib.no/cessda/europe.html

CESSDA promotes the acquisition, archiving and distribution of electronic data for social science teaching and research in Europe. Link to data archives, libraries, and data centers around the world. Links are in all languages.

International Comparisons of Criminal Justice Statistics
Includes statistical information collected by the Home Office on criminal justice as well as that collected by the Council of Europe. Thirty-two countries were represented in the 1999 statistics, 29 in 1998. Comparisons between England and Wales and other countries are also presented.

Social Monitor
The Innocenti Social Monitor reviews recent socioeconomic trends for 27 countries.  A statistical annex includes crime data.  The report is available in English or Russian.

Social Sciences Data Collection
libraries.ucsd.edu/locations/sshl/data-gov-info-gis/ssds/

Search or browse a listing of 363 Internet sites of numeric social science statistical data, data catalogs, data libraries, social science gateways, addresses and more.

United Nations Surveys of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
A considerable body of international crime and criminal justice information has been accumulated through UN Crime Surveys. So far, there have been eight waves; data from each wave is available through this website. Survey data allow for multiple types of analysis, for both research and public policy purposes. The site also offers a comparative overview of violent- and property related crime statistics.

More information from the survey is available at here.

United Nations General Assembly Report of the International Criminal Court
The present report, covering the period 1 August 2009 to 31 July 2010, is the sixth annual report of the International Criminal Court submitted to the United Nations. It covers the main developments in the activities of the Court and other developments of relevance to the relationship between the Court and the United Nations. The Court is seized of five situations. The situations in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic were each previously referred to the Court by those States, themselves Parties to the Rome Statute. The situation in Darfur, the Sudan was referred by the United Nations Security Council. In each case, the Prosecutor decided that there was a reasonable basis to open investigations. During the reporting period, Pre-Trial Chamber II authorized the Prosecutor to initiate an investigation into the situation in Kenya in relation to crimes against humanity committed between 1 June 2005 and 26 November 2009. Further, the Office of the Prosecutor is conducting preliminary examinations in various situations, including in Afghanistan, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Georgia, Guinea and Palestine.

The World Factbook, CIA
www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Published by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the World Factbook includes information on countries around the world, including a description of the country's government, economic development, communications, transportation, population statistics, languages, and ethnic groups.

The World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/html/wfcj.cfm

This factbook, developed under a BJS grant, provides narrative descriptions of the criminal justice systems of countries around the world. Descriptions are written to a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily. Countries included are listed in alphabetical order.


Corrections

Death Sentences and Executions - Amnesty International
These reports analyzes some of the key developments in the worldwide application of the death penalty, citing figures gathered by amnesty international on the number of death sentences handed down and executions carried out in the respective year of the report..

International Profile of Women's Prisons
www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk/assets/documents/10003BB3womens_prisons_int_review_final_report.pdf

The 2008 report was published by the International Centre for Prison Studies and King's College, London. The report contains country profiles (and some States in the United States) of women's prisons.

The Privatization of Immigrant Detention: Towards a Global View
www.globaldetentionproject.org/fileadmin/docs/GDP_PrivatizationPaper_Final5.pdf

This working paper, authored by Michael Flynn and Cecilia Cannon for the Global Detention Project, endeavors to extend analysis of this phenomenon by demonstrating the broad geographical spread of privatized detention practices across the globe, assessing the differing considerations that arise when states decide to privatize, and comparing the experiences of a sample of lesser known cases.

World Female Imprisonment List
www.unodc.org/pdf/india/womens_corner/women_prison_list_2006.pdf

The World Female Imprisonment List shows the number of women and girls held in penal institutions, as pre-trial detainees (remand prisoners) or having been convicted and sentenced, in 187 prison systems in independent countries and dependent territories. It also shows the percentage of women and girls within each national prison population. The information is the latest available at the end of April 2006.

World Prison Population List
This report gives details on the number of prisoners held in some 218 independent countries and dependent territories (8th edition). It shows the differences in the level of imprisonment across the work and makes possible an estimate of the work prison population total.


Corruption & Fraud

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners: Report on Occupational Fraud and Abuse
www.acfe.com/rttn/rttn-2010.pdf

"The ACFE's 2010 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse is based on data compiled from a study of 1,843 cases of occupational fraud that occurred worldwide between January 2008 and December 2009. All information was provided by the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) who investigated those cases. The fraud cases in our study came from 106 nations — with more than 40% of cases occurring in countries outside the United States — providing a truly global view into the plague of occupational fraud."

Fraud: The Unmanaged Risk - 8th Global Survey
www.your-call.com.au/information/documents/EY8thGlobalSurvey2003.pdf

Ernst & Young conducts a survey of organizations every second year to provide information on trends concerning the nature and incidence of fraud. This survey, the 8th in the series, is the longest running and widest ranging global survey conducted by professionals dealing with fraud on a daily basis.

Global Anti-Money Laundering Survey
This global anti-money laundering survey looks at how banks around the world are approaching anti-money laundering policies. It also focuses on the specific issues facing banks in the various geographical regions and, where appropriate, compares the findings with the 2004 survey.

Global Economic Crime Survey
This survey is based on interviews with senior executives and reveals their experiences with fraud, its causes and loses, their responses and recovery actions and the effectiveness of fraud prevention measures.

Global Fraud Report
Kroll's Annual Global Fraud Report is a publication that serves as a practical guide to preventing, detecting, investigating and recovering from fraudulent activity.

Global Integrity Annual Reports
Cross country trends and analysis from the group Global Integrity's annual reports.

Global Retail Theft Barometer
Produced by The Center for Retail Research, these annual reports offer analysis and information about international costs of shrink or theft in the retail industry.

Global Security Survey
Annual Global Security Survey was produced with input from Chief Security Officers and security management teams from financial services industry organizations around the world.

Havoscope black markets: Online database of black market activities
www.havocscope.com/

Havocscope is an independent data and information provider of black market activities around the world. Utilizing publicly available sources and technology, Havocscope is the global leader in providing information on illicit activities worldwide. Three portals are available to use: Havoscope Black Market Rankings, Havoscope Black Market Database, and Havoscope Black Market Search Engine..

Transparency International: Global Corruption Report
"Since 2001, the Global Corruption Report (GCR) has offered an annual assessment of the state of corruption around the world. Produced by Transparency International (TI), the publication brings together leading experts and practitioners to analyze current issues, identify new challenges, and explore solutions in the field of corruption. The GCR is divided into three sections: thematic focus, country reports, and research. The thematic section provides an in-depth analysis of a key issue and its corruption challenges. The 2009 GCR focuses on the private sector. Previous editions have analyzed corruption in the water sector (2008) and the judiciary (2007). The country reports section of the GCR presents a national perspective provided by corruption practitioners and experts working in the given country/territory. Through the case studies featured in these reports, the 2009 GCR traces corruption trends, reviews institutional reforms and identifies key private sector corruption issues in 46 countries."

UNISYS Security Index: Global Summary Reports
The Unisys Security Index provides a recurring, statistical measure of consumer concern about four areas of security: national, financial, Internet, and personal safety. The Unisys Security Index tracks trends in consumer perception of pressing security issues as they relate to current events and market forces in various regions, measuring consumer concern towards eight specific issues against these four categories and providing an overall assessment of concern among approximately 10,500 people in eleven countries.The study measures consumer perceptions on a scale of zero to 300, with 300 representing the highest level of perceived anxiety. In addition to the U.S., the Unisys Security Index includes consumers’ opinions from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Users must enter email address to receive pdf reports.


Drugs & Alcohol

Bi-annual Seizure Reports by UNODC
This report contains data on significant drug seizure cases which have been reported by Governments to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Ecstasy and Amphetamines Global Survey 2003
www.unodc.org/pdf/publications/report_ats_2003-09-23_1.pdf

The purpose of this Survey 2003 is to review the size and nature of the Amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) threat, with the view of exploring what society can do to overcome the problem.

Global Status Report on Alcohol 2004
www.who.int/substance_abuse/publications/global_status_report_2004_overview.pdf#search=%22global%20status%20report%20on%20alcohol%202004%22

This report presents on overviews of the available data on alcohol consumption and drinking patterns worldwide.

International Harm Reduction Association's 50 Best Collection on Policing and Harm Reduction (Illicit Drugs)
www.ihra.net

"With this project, the International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) aims to identify and collect approximately 50 documents that provide the best information on the subject of policing and harm reduction for illicit drugs. This will create a thorough and broad information base on this topic, with papers representative of a range of sub-topics and research and papers from around the world."

International Narcotics Control Board Annual Reports
The International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) is an annual report by the Department of State of Congress prepared in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act. It describes the efforts of key countries to attack all aspects of the international drug trade.
Country chapters report upon actions to attack the international drug trade. Summaries and statistics for drug producing countries are profiled.

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
The International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) is an annual report by the Department of State of Congress prepared in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act. It describes the efforts of key countries to attack all aspects of the international drug trade.
Country chapters report upon actions to attack the international drug trade. Summaries and statistics for drug producing countries are profiled.

[Note: The annual Narcotics Control Reports have been renamed starting with the March 2005 report to reflect the year they were released to the public. Therefore, there is no "2004 INCSR." The 2005 report covers 2004. The 2006 report will cover 2005, etc.]

A Report on Global Illicit Drug Markets 1998 - 2007
ec.europa.eu/justice_home/doc_centre/drugs/studies/doc/report_short_10_03_09_en.pdf

This report assesses changes in the global illicit drug markets and focuses on markets and quantities, drug-related problems, policies, policy assessment, and numerous abstracts.

Report of the International Narcotics Control Board
The annual reports provides information regarding (1) alternative development and legitimate livelihoods, (2) operation of the international drug control system, and (3) Analysis of the world situation.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Annual Report
The UNODC Annual Reports provides an overview of the organization's activities worldwide. It shows the range of activities undertaken in the field and at headquarters to make the world safer from illicit drugs and international organized crime. Available in English and Spanish.

Youth and Drugs: A Global Overview (PDF file)
www.unodc.org/pdf/document_1999-01-11_2.pdf

Report from the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention. Statistics on reduction of illicit demand for drugs; the world situation with regard to drug abuse, with particular emphasis on youth and drug abuse.

World Drug Report - Global Illicit Drug TrendsThis report is prepared annually by the Research Section of the United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP), which is part of the Vienna-based United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC).  A statistical approach is used to assess the status of the world supply and demand for illicit drugs.  This report constitutes a comprehensive published source of estimates and statistics on the global drug problem.


Human Rights

Amnesty International Report - The State of the World's Human Rights
Amnesty International’s (AI) approach to tackling human rights abuses is informed by both the challenges and opportunities for change in a given country or region. The strategic goals that AI identifies in a country or region determine AI’s work. As a result, AI addresses particular issues in specific countries. Its coverage of individual issues, as reflected in the content of this report, is focused rather than comprehensive.

Asian Human Rights Commission - Annual Human Rights Report on Eleven Asian Countries
The Asian Human Rights Commission is a regional non-governmental organization monitoring and lobbying human rights issues in Asia. The countries examined include: Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Corporate Crime in Globalized Economy: An Examination of the Corporate Legal Conundrum and Positive Prospects for Peace
www.carleton.ca/cifp/app/serve.php/1054.pdf

From the executive summary of this report: "Corporate misconduct in India, China, Colombia, Chad and Sudan have led to a growing debate surrounding the responsibility and accountability of corporations operating outside their home states. This paper seeks to address the issue of human rights in the era of increasing globalization of capital and exterritorial operations of corporations, particularly in zones of conflict. The existing governance structure for corporations will be evaluated at a national and international level and voluntary codes of conduct and multilateral efforts at establishing business principles will be reviewed. Evidence will be summarized to suggest that national legislation and voluntary corporate codes of conduct are currently an inadequate means of protecting human rights. In order to improve business practices, international efforts must create an external system of compliance and monitoring which ensures corporations adopt conflict-sensitive policies which positively contribute to peace, prosperity and stability for all their stakeholders."

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are submitted annually by the U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Congress. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights.

Human Rights in the OSCE Region: Europe, Central Asia and North America, Report 2004 (Events of 2003)
This report, entitled Human Rights in the OSCE Region: Europe, Central Asia and North America, is for the most part an outcome of monitoring and research activities carried out by the member committees and cooperating organizations of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) and by the IHF Secretariat, but also includes findings of other independent human rights NGOs, and IGOs.  The report contains short overviews on human rights developments in 37 participating States of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), as well as articles on developments with regard to freedom of religion and Roma rights.

"International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights Forced to Close Down. IHF was forced to file for bankruptcy and consequently close down due to a massive fraud committed by its former financial manager." (To see detailed information, click here)

Human Rights Watch - World Report

This report summarizes human rights in more than 70 countries worldwide.  Human Rights Watch (HRW) addresses policies and needs regarding human rights globally.  This annual report compiles reports gathered by HRW staff   Each report summarizes the current situation in the particular country, highlights specific problems and violations of human rights, and lists key international actors.

The Human Security Report: War and Peace in the 21st Century
       www.humansecurityreport.info/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=28&Itemid=63

The first Human Security Report documents a dramatic, but largely unknown, decline in the number of wars, genocides and human rights abuse over the past decade. Published by Oxford University Press, the Report argues that the single most compelling explanation for these changes is found in the unprecedented upsurge of international activism, spearheaded by the UN, which took place in the wake of the Cold War. This webpage link allows for a Google search within the report itself.

The Global Slavery Index - 2013
       www.globalslaveryindex.org/

The inaugural edition of the Global Slavery Index 2013 provides a ranking of 162 countries around the world, based on a combined measure of three factors: estimated prevalence of modern slavery by population, a measure of child marriage, and a measure of human trafficking in and out of a country.  The Index provides a quantitative ranking of 162 countries around the world according to the estimated prevalence of slavery, that is, the estimated percentage of enslaved people in the national population at a point in time.  The Index also provides an estimate of the size of the modern slavery problem, country by country.

World Organisation Against Torture - Annual Reports

These annual reports outline the activities of the World Organisation Against Torture the year noted as well as offering links to other publications and reports.


Human Trafficking

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons: UNODC Report
www.unodc.org/documents/Global_Report_on_TIP.pdf

This February 2009 report was prepared by the Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  The Report is based on data gathered from 155 countries, and includes an overview of trafficking patterns; legal steps taken in response; and country-specific information on reported cases of trafficking in persons, victims, and prosecutions.

IOM - Counter Trafficking and Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants, Annual Report of Activities
In 2011, IOM implemented 220 AVM projects in 94 countries throughout the world. These projects included a broad range of activities, such as institutional capacity building, dialogue and cooperation, data collection and research, evaluations, and direct assistance to trafficked persons and exploited migrants. In this first annual report of AVM activities, prepared by the Migrant Assistance Division (MAD), we will focus on IOM's direct assistance to trafficked persons and vulnerable migrants, in particular the provision of voluntary, safe, and sustainable return and reintegration assistance. The report brings together internal data from more than 150 IOM Missions around the world in an effort to reflect our protection and assistance activities and to identify promising practices. (IOM Counter-Trafficking).

Trafficking in Persons: Global Patterns
www.unodc.org/documents/human-trafficking/HT-globalpatterns-en.pdf

This report was prepared by the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  The Report is the result of analysis of human trafficking data collected for the period, 1996 to 2003, contained within UNODC's Database on Human Trafficking Trends (the Trafficking Database)

Trafficking Statistics Project
www.unescobkk.org/culture/cultural-diversity/trafficking-and-hivaids-project/projects/trafficking-statistics-project/

UNESCO has initiated the Trafficking Statistics Project as a first step toward clarifying what we know, what we think we know, and what we don't know about trafficking. This site has links to a searchable database, factsheets, and a bibliography.

Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report
This annual reports from the U.S. Department of State presents an overview of human trafficking and includes country narratives on more than 150 countries.


Juvenile Justice

Child Soliders - Global Report
This report examines the challenges and opportunities existing for young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the world. It provides a regional overview summarizing the major youth development trends in the fifteen priority areas of the World programme of Action for Youth. The report explores major issues of concern to youth development, including employment, education, health, poverty and violence.

International Labour Organization - World Report on Child Labour
This report is the first in a series to be published annually by the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour. It brings together research on child labour and social protection, identifying policies that are designed to achieve multiple social goals. It discusses the role of poverty and economic shocks in rendering households vulnerable to child labour and considers the impact on child labour of cash transfers, public employment programmes, social insurance and other social protection initiatives as they have been implemented around the world. The report distils a broad range of research in economic and social policy and should be of interest to those looking for ways to combat poverty in the present and reduce its burden on the next generation.

UNICEF Progress for Children: Report Cards
The Progress for Children reports discuss the progress being made towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Those goals are: eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases; ensure environmental stability; and develop a global partnership for development (UNICEF for Children website).

United Nations World Youth Report
This report examines the challenges and opportunities existing for young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the world. It provides a regional overview summarizing the major youth development trends in the fifteen priority areas of the World programme of Action for Youth. The report explores major issues of concern to youth development, including employment, education, health, poverty and violence (Youth and United Nations website).

Universal Periodic Review: The Status of Children's Rights / NGO Participation
www.crin.org/docs/Status_of_Children's_Rights_in_the_UPR_2010_22ndnov.pdf

The Child Rights Information Network has produced this "comprehensive study of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), to ascertain the extent to which children's rights are addressed in this new UN Mechanism and assess ways in which children's rights focused organisations can effectively engage with the UPR."


Research & Statistics

Cisco Annual Security Report
"In an effort to shed greater light on growing trends involving security threats around the world, Cisco® announced the release of its first annual report on the global state of security. The report spotlights the risks and challenges that businesses, government organizations and consumers increasingly face and offers suggestions on guarding against them."

Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA)
www.nsd.uib.no/cessda/index.html

CESSDA promotes the acquisition, archiving and distribution of electronic data for social science research and instruction in Europe.

ECPAT International
www.ecpat.net

ECPAT is a network of organizations working to eliminate child prostitution, child pornography, and trafficking of children for sexual purposes. The website allows one to search for facts and figures by country, and also has an online resource center and database with full-text reports.

International Comparisons of Criminal Justice Statistics 2001
www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs2/hosb1203.pdf

This bulletin brings together statistical information on criminal justice collected by the Home Office and the Council of Europe. The data covers all the European Union Member States, the EU accession countries, and other selected countries up to 2001. More recent information for England and Wales covers the period up to 2002/2003.

NationMaster.com
www.nationmaster.com

Statistical database that generates graphical comparisons of countries on a number of different crimes, as well as other national indicators such as economy, education, health, and more.

Nordic Statistical Yearbooks
www.hagstova.fo/...

In the Nordic Statistical Yearbook, you can find comparable tables and figures which in a clear way show where the Nordic countries are similar and where they differ. The book is bi-lingual - English and Swedish. The "Nordic Statistical Yearbook 2012" was published by the Nordic Council of Minister on the 27th of November, 2013.

Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
www.oecd.org/statsportal/0,3352,en_2825_293564_1_1_1_1_1,00.html

The OECD maintains multiple databases, searchable by topic or country. Data categories of note include: development, demography and population, globalization, and social and welfare statistics. In English and French.

Small Arms Survey
The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. It serves as an international source of public information on all aspects of small arms and armed violence.

SourceOECD Factbooks: Victimization Studies
The SourceOECD factbooks, produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, offer statistics victimization rates in member countries. In English and French.


Sex Crime

Sexual Violence Research Initiative - Annual Reports
These annual reports outline the activities and achievements of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative in the year noted as well as offering links to other publications and reports.


Terrorism

Chronology of Significant International Terrorism for 2004
www.fas.org/irp/threat/nctc2004.pdf

"The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) originally compiled this chronology of significant, international terrorist incidents in support of the Department of State's publication 'Patterns of Global Terrorism,' which was formerly used to fulfill the Department's reporting responsibilities under Title 22 of the United States Code, Section 2656f(d)."

Country Reports on Terrorism   
Country Reports on Terrorism provide a full and complete record for those countries and groups involved in international terrorism. This annual report is the successor to the Patterns of Global Terrorism reports.

Center for Systemic Peace: High Casualty Terrorist Bombing Events
www.systemicpeace.org/HCTBSep09.pdf

"This data source provides number of deaths and locations of terrorist events that took place world-wide between September 11, 1993 and September 10, 2009."

Global Terrorism Index
The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) is the first index to systematically rank and compare 158 countries according to the impact of terrorism. The GTI uses four indicators to measure the impact of terrorism: the number of terrorist incidents, the number of deaths, the number of casualties and the level of property damage. These indicators are used to create a weighted five year average for each country, which takes into account the lasting effects of terrorism. The score given to each country therefore indicates the impact of a terrorist attack on a society in terms of the fear and subsequent security response.

Patterns of Global Terrorism
Reports patterns of terrorism across the globe as well as patterns of state-sponsored terrorism in a number of countries.


Victims of Crime

Domestic Violence Dataset: 1982 - 2007
siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTCPR/Resources/407739-1267651559887/Domestic_Violence_Dataset_combined.pdf

Produced by the World Bank, this dataset includes "country-level surveys (or single survey’s modules) on intimate male partner violence (sexual and physical violence) against women from 1982 to 2007. The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) defines intimate male partner violence 'in the form of physical violence, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, verbal abuse, and specific acts of violence during pregnancy. Women are also harmed by limiting their access to food and medical care, carrying out dowry deaths and honor killings, and coercing them to have sex through rape and/or sexual harassment.' The Domestic Violence Dataset includes surveys from different organizations, with different coverage and sample size, as well as different study population and age groups. The objective is to provide a comprehensive stocktaking of multiple sources, and to allow scholars and practitioners in this field to easily search for surveys on domestic violence from 1982 to 2007 and compare results and methodologies. Main sources include the DHS and the World Health Organization (WHO)."

Global Study on Homicide - 2011
www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/statistics/Homicide/Globa_study_on_homicide_2011_web.pdf

Produced by the the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, this report "The 2011 Global Study on Homicide has been conceived to provide a unique overview of the ultimate crime. The picture it paints is of a phenomenon marked by large disparities in distribution, demographics, typologies and mechanisms."

Homicide Rate Dataset: 1995 - 2008
siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTCPR/Resources/407739-1267651559887/Homicide_Rate_Dataset.pdf

Produced by the World Bank, this dataset includes "country-level data on the total recorded intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) per year, from 1995 to 2008. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), one of the most accredited sources for crime statistics at the global level, defines intentional homicide as "unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person." Data was collected from police and criminal justice sector sources, and public health institutions. Major sources for the Homicide Rate Dataset include national police and statistics offices, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its regional organizations, the UN Crime Trends Surveys, the UNODC Homicide Statistics, and Interpol. Given the fact that often different sources have conflicting homicide rates, the team produced two separate datasets. The first one includes up to three entries of homicide rate per year; the second one includes only one entry (please, refer to the dataset for methodology). In addition, countries have been ranked globally into four levels of homicide rate for the period 1999-2008 with the objective of identifying those countries where homicide has been prevalent in the last decade."

In-Depth study on all forms of Violence Against Women, UN - 2006
www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/61/122/Add.1

Produced by the UniFEM, the study aims to: "highlight the persistence and unacceptability of all forms of violence against women in all parts of the world; strengthen the political commitment and joint efforts of all stakeholders to prevent and eliminate violence against women; and identify ways and means to ensure more sustained and effective implementation of State obligations to address all forms of violence against women, and to increase State accountability."

Intentional Homicide Statistics (2004) - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/IHS-rates-05012009.pdf

"This dataset draws upon both international and national sources to present, where sufficient data is available, a ‘range’ for the number of homicides per 100,000 population captured by different sources of administrative statistics."

Intimate Partner Violence among Couples in 10 DHS Countries: Predictors and Health Outcomes
www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pdf/AS18/AS18.pdf

From the executive summary: "[t]he goals of this study are threefold: 1) To report the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) among currently married or cohabiting women in 10 developing countries 2) To identify key characteristics in each country, including couple characteristics, associated with experiencing physical or sexual IPV 3) To describe the association between women’s experience of IPV and selected reproductive, nutritional, and child health outcomes. This report analyzes data from 10 recent Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS): Bangladesh (2004), Bolivia (2003/2004), the Dominican Republic (2002), Haiti (2005), Kenya (2003), Malawi (2004), Moldova (2005), Rwanda (2005), Zambia (2001/2002), and Zimbabwe (2005/2006)."

Violent against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country
www.endvawnow.org/uploads/browser/files/vaw_prevalence_matrix_15april_2011.pdf

This report, compiled by UN Women in 2011, presents "data available for 86 countries on the prevalence of physical and sexual violence against women, forced sexual initiation and abuse during pregnancy, mainly drawn from leading international surveys: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Reproductive Health Surveys, Demographic and Health Surveys, Violence Against Women Surveys and the World Health Organization Multi-Country Study."

Violent Conflict Dataset: 1991 - 2008
siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTCPR/Resources/407739-1267651559887/Violent_Conflict_Dataset_combined.pdf

Produced by the World Bank, this dataset includes "country-level episodes of armed conflict and of politically, economically, and socially-motivated collective violence between 1991 and 2008. There are multiple sources and database on armed conflict and collective violence, each responding to a different definition of what violent conflict is. In order to establish a rigorous dataset of violent conflicts and collective violence at the global and regional levels, the majority of entries in the Violent Conflict Dataset come from one single source, which in turn allows for comparative analysis. The primary source used is the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), and the selection of the armed conflict events for this dataset is based on various UCDP datasets. Two major types of armed conflict and collective violence are recorded here: (i) events of armed conflict (1991-2008) recorded in the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset; and (ii) events of non-state conflict recorded in the UCDP Non-State Conflict Dataset. Other sources include the Major Episodes of Political Violence (MEPV) and the IISS Armed Conflict Database. "

21st Century Witchcraft Accusations & Persecution - 2013 Global Report
www.whrin.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/WHRIN-UN-report_small-FINAL.pdf

"In many countries throughout the world, being accused of witchcraft, black magic or other forms of evil, can result in serious violations of human rights including, at the most extreme, torture and death. Women, children, the disabled and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to these forms of abuse. This is still a world-wide phenomenon that remains largely unrecognised: The extent and distribution of it is largely unknown and, as yet, no formal mechanism exists to record, monitor or respond to such violations. To establish an idea of the global spread of the various spiritual beliefs that result in violations of human rights, WHRIN monitored online media reports in 2013 of cases of abuse and the interventions that have been carried out by governments, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and human rights activists. This report may represent the first systematic attempt to assess the scale of the problem worldwide and responses to it. "