CariSECURE launched its Crime Victimization Survey in St. Lucia today. CariSECURE aims to improve the decision-making process in Caribbean public institutions by providing quantitative and qualitative tools for analysis and supporting their incorporation into national citizen security policies and actions. One of the primary outcomes of the exercise is standardized and disaggregated crime data reporting within and among national authorities that will hopefully to foster the reliance on valid, reliable, and comparable data on citizen security.

The Crime Victimization survey is a 12 month long activity that will allow the country to better understand crime. So says the Acting Director of Statistics here in St. Lucia.

Mr. Mathurin says the idea is to ensure that all the entities attending who are in essence stakeholders are onboard and that there is maximum collaboration among them. Acting Mission Director Julia Henn says she is elated to have St. Lucia embrace such a program which has already been introduced in other parts of the region

CariSECURE supports countries of the East and Southern Caribbean such as Suriname, Guyana, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Dominica to name a few. The Launching took place at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort.

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