South Sudan to launch Crime Statistics Reports

08 Oct 2012

For immediate release

 

05 October 2012 – Juba:   The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) will release two Quarterly Crimes Statistics reports detailing crime rates, trends, and analysis for the last two quarters on Tuesday 9 October 2012 9:00am at Juba Grand Hotel.  UNDP and UNPOL, with funding support from the Government of Japan, have provided technical support to the SSNPS at both the national and state level in the collection and analysis of crime statistics.

The Quarterly Crime Statistics reports have compiled data across nine states covering the types of crimes as well as comparisons between regions and the two quarters. These reports are intended to assist in the formulation of policy and practice aimed at preventing, reducing, and detecting crime, and in supporting greater effectiveness in service delivery of justice services. The availability of reliable and relevant statistics is essential for planning the deployment of scarce resources within the criminal justice system.  Thus, this data can serve as tool for monitoring the professionalism of the SSNPS, identify new and emerging patterns of criminal behaviour, and allow development partners to better support the Government in the management of risk.

The launch of the Quarterly Crime Statistics reports for December 2011 – February 2012 and for March 2012 – May 2012 will also include a detailed presentation on the key findings, trends and a Q&A session with the SSNPS. 

Details
Date:                    Tuesday 9 October 2012

Time:                    9h00 – 12h30

Location:           Juba Grand Hotel, Juba, South Sudan

Interview/Photo Opportunities:

  • Honourable General Alison Monani Magaya, Minister of Interior
  • Honourable John Jok Luk Jok, Minister of Justice
  • Honourable Dr. Barnaba Marial, Minister of Information
  • Honourable General Acuil Tito Madut, Inspector General of Police
  • Honourable Lt. General Aleu Anyieny Aleu, Chairperson, Defence, Security and Public Order Committee
  • Mr. Jimson Losuk, Director of the Crime Investigation Department
  • Mr. Takeshi Akamatsu, Government of Japan
  • Mr. Ishikawa Ryo, Government of Japan
  • Representatives from UNPOL
  • Mr. Balázs Horváth, Country Director, UNDP

Contact Information

Marguerite Nowak,

Team Leader Communications,

United Nations Development Programme, South Sudan

Cell: 095 619 1254

marguerite.nowak@undp.org