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  • A sum of $27.2 million has been allocated to the Jamaica National Crime Victimisation Survey in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
  • With support funding from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the project, which started in October 2015, is expected to end in May 2016.
  • The project is being implemented by the Ministry of National Security.

A sum of $27.2 million has been allocated to the Jamaica National Crime Victimisation Survey in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

It seeks to provide detailed and accurate analysis of major crime trends in Jamaica, in order to inform the Government’s response in improving public security measures.

It also aims to measure the extent of the public’s exposure to crime, as reported by victims as well as the public’s views on the social norms supporting crime and violence.

With support funding from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the project, which started in October 2015, is expected to end in May 2016.

The allocation for this fiscal year will go towards completing reports by documenting the entire data collection process and prepare findings; and provide payment for activities completed in the 2015/2016 financial year in relation to a market research survey done by the University of the West Indies on behalf of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Achievements up to December 2015 included the identification of samples and the data collection.

The project is being implemented by the Ministry of National Security.

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