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OverviewOverview
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• SA Crime Situation
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BackgroundBackground
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Focus AreasFocus Areas
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Lessons Learnt
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1. Need practical, implementable and sustainable vision
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Ongoing Challenges
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Year Three Challenges
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Lizette Lancaster - Institute for Security Studies

  1. 1. www.issafrica.org The Crime and JusticeThe Crime and Justice Information and Analysis HubInformation and Analysis Hub Lizette Lancaster Institute for Security Studies 27 June 2013 1
  2. 2. www.issafrica.org 2 OverviewOverview www.issafrica.org/crimehub • Background • SA Crime Situation • Crime Hub Objective • Focus Areas • Analysis and Information types • Crime Hub Online • Lessons Learnt • Ongoing Challenges • Year Three Challenges • New Developments
  3. 3. www.issafrica.org 3 BackgroundBackground www.issafrica.org/crimehub Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an African non- governmental policy research institute. Our work is aimed at contributing to a stable and peaceful Africa characterised by sustainable development, human rights, the rule of law, democracy and collaborative security. The Governance, Crime and Justice Division (GCJ) of the ISS works to inform and influence policy and public discourse on issues relating to governance, corruption, crime, its prevention and criminal justice. This is done by conducting research, analysing policy, disseminating information and providing expertise as a contribution towards a safer and secure society.
  4. 4. www.issafrica.org Crime Trends in South AfricaCrime Trends in South Africa 1994/95 to 2011/20121994/95 to 2011/2012 4
  5. 5. www.issafrica.org 5 Objective of the Crime HubObjective of the Crime Hub (Crime and Justice information(Crime and Justice information and Analysis Hub)and Analysis Hub) www.issafrica.org/crimehub The objective of the hub is to improve transparency and accountability in relation to crime and safety governance by providing a user-friendly, one-stop interactive source of information and analysis on crime, its prevention and the functioning of the criminal justice system in South Africa.
  6. 6. www.issafrica.org 6 Focus AreasFocus Areas www.issafrica.org/crimehub
  7. 7. www.issafrica.org Types of Analysis & informationTypes of Analysis & information 7 www.issafrica.org/crimehub • Statistics in different formats e.g. tables, graphs, maps, profiles, databases • Data-mining of available surveys, data and information • Qualitative and quantitative research • Articles, policy briefs, seminars and podcasts to disseminate data analysis • Ad hoc responses to data requests from government, media and community requests • Often asked to comment on policy implications • Practice and Policy: Advisory role on several reference committees of government oversight bodies to link analysis to policy.
  8. 8. www.issafrica.org 8 www.issafrica.org/crimehub
  9. 9. www.issafrica.org 9 Lessons Learnt www.issafrica.org/crimehub 1. Need practical, implementable and sustainable vision 2. Need dedicated team of experts 3. Need a sufficient multi-year budget 4. Sustainability: capacity, budget and IT infrastructure 5. Networking and information sharing is critical 6. The credible and responsible packaging of information is an ongoing challenge 7. Website/technology development is ongoing 8. Balance between available technology and end-user realities such as slow internet and old versions of browsers 9. Creativity is required to make complex data and issues accessible
  10. 10. www.issafrica.org 10 Ongoing Challenges www.issafrica.org/crimehub 1. Dealing with data gaps e.g. disaggregated and timely data 2. Disjointed and impractical public sector performance indicators and data sources 3. Finances and capacity to collect data especially empirical and survey data 4. Systematic methods of data collection and analysis are time-consuming 5. Verification processes are critical and time-consuming 6. Cooperation from government departments and other research institutions 7. How to make information and data available to whom?
  11. 11. www.issafrica.org 11 Year Three Challenges www.issafrica.org/crimehub 1. Original design is not interactive enough 2. Original web developers do not have the know-how and innovation to develop site further 3. Original technical design make uploads difficult 4. Time and capacity to do required design, research, validation, analysis, and data uploads 5. Mapping and interactive components need to be updated and census data incorporated but different units of analysis 6. New components will be added as needs identified e.g. public violence mapping incorporating crowdsourcing software ahead of 2014 elections
  12. 12. www.issafrica.org NewNew DevelopmentDevelopment 1.1. New WebsiteNew Website 2.2. More responsivenessMore responsiveness 3.3. Mobile FriendlyMobile Friendly 4.4. Incorporate moreIncorporate more statistics and multi-mediastatistics and multi-media 5.5. Improved advancedImproved advanced viewerviewer 6.6. Public violence data basePublic violence data base and monitoringand monitoring 7.7. Public violence maps andPublic violence maps and online reportingonline reporting 8.8. More community dataMore community data 9.9. Enhanced social mediaEnhanced social media 12 www.issafrica.org
  13. 13. www.issafrica.org 13 : www.issafrica.org/crimehub: www.issafrica.org/crimehub : +27 12 346 9500: +27 12 346 9500 :: llancaster@issafrica.orgllancaster@issafrica.org

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