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UNODC announces new framework for combating organised crime

VIENNA, 19th January, 2018 (WAM) -- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), today announced the creation of a new framework for measuring and evaluating organised crime based on a set of indicators used to collect and analyse data on the activities and methods of criminal groups, the size of illegal markets, and factors that help to enable organised crime such as corruption, obstruction of justice.

The analysis of such data will lead to more focused preventive methods to combat crime.

Angela Mel, Head of Research and Trend Analysis section, revealed that the office had begun to implement the new framework in the Western Balkans region.

She explained that the new measure would contribute to overcoming the problem of the lack of a comprehensive understanding of the nature and scope of organised crime and the difficulty of measuring progress in combating crime at the national and regional levels, because of the inability to analyse and compare data on the dynamics of organised crime.