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From 22 to 23 March, a conference of the Council for Penological Cooperation of the Council of Europe, entitled “Three Decades of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics in Europe: Methods, Trends and Impacts on Policy Development”, took place via video link.

On behalf of the FSIN of Russia, the meeting was attended by employees of the department for ensuring interaction with the CIS countries, international cooperation and protocol events of the Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, employees of the Legal Department of the FSIN of Russia and representatives of the Public Relations Center of the Federal State Institution TsNTL of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia.

The conference presented a presentation of the 6th edition of the European Directory of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics. This handbook is the result of a project started by the Council of Europe in the mid-1990s and continued subsequently by a group of comparative criminology experts. The project collected nearly thirty years of data on police, prosecutors, investigative agencies, prisons and probation services, as well as data from interviews with crime victims.

The conference organizers expressed their gratitude to the countries that participated in the compilation of the directory and noted the important role of national correspondents in ensuring the process of submitting statistical data to the Council for Penological Cooperation of the Council of Europe.

Also during the meeting, experts discussed methodological problems related to comparing crime by country and crime trends over the past thirty years. In addition, attendees analyzed how data collected by researchers and European institutions can guide effective policies that reduce crime and improve safety while respecting human rights.

Press bureau of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia

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