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Further Development of Crime Statistics and Legal Data

Legislators, scientists, and practitioners require valid and well-developed crime statistics and criminal justice data. The German crime statistics system only partially meets the requirements of its various user groups. It requires optimisation in a number of ways. The German Data Forum’s working group will develop recommendations for implementation in the short, medium, and long term. The aim is also to re-evaluate the guidelines developed by the working group “Optimisation of Existing Criminal Statistics Systems“ in 2009. On the basis of this implementation evaluation, the working group will develop updated recommendations.

Format: Working group including external members; within the course of the working group: workshop with representatives of the federal government and the governments of the Länder

Goal: Follow-up on the 2009 recommendations, problem analysis, development of updated recommendations

Output: Publication of a position paper as part of the RatSWD Output Series

Timeframe: Start: November 2017, completion by October 2018, publication by late 2018