Administration of Justice

Concise Statistical Yearbook of Poland

This report includes polish national statistics including public safety and justice.

Overseas Security Advisory Council - Crime & Safety Report (2011)

This Crime & Safety Report is an annual report written by United States Regional Security Officers about the current environment in Poland.

Polish Official Statistics

This site provides access to official government statistics.

Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Poland

The report is a full-version of statistical yearbook of Poland and includes a number of socio-economic statistics of Poland.

Women in Poland - 2008

PContains general statistical information about women in Poland. Section 9 of this report is titled "Domestic Violence and Crime."

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems, Poland

Provides a narrative description of the criminal justice system of Poland. Forty-two other country descriptions are written with a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.

Corruption & Fraud

Anti-Corruption Practitioners Network - Country Overview

Part of the United Nations Development Programme, this network overview presents information on Poland's anti-corruption institutions, anti-corruption strategy, and anti-corruption legal framework. Also available are links to related documents.

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 Poland. 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 Poland. 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.

Hate Crime

Hate Crime in Poland - OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
"Poland regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Poland’s Criminal Code contains several substantive offences. Data reported to ODIHR include crimes of incitement to hatred. Hate crime data is collected by the Department of Control, Complaints and Petitions of Ministry of the Interior, the General Police Headquarters, the Internal Security Agency, the Preparatory Proceedings Office of the General Prosecutor’s Office, the Ministry of Justice, the Institute of National Remembrance – General Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation and the Ombudsman’s Office. Hate crime data is regularly published. Poland conducts a victimization survey containing questions on hate crimes."

Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Poland
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 - Poland

These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Poland, 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.

Juvenile Justice

Warsaw Research on Youth Styles of Life: Drugs in Urban Youth Culture

The Warsaw Research on Youth Styles of Life was conducted between October 2007 and May 2008 under commission of the Warsaw City Office. The final report of this research project provides a standardization of youth life styles in Warsaw. These lifestyles are then related to the risk of using psychoactive substances, particulary drugs. The research project offers valuable information for professionals working with youth and communities.