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Government allocates $27.2m to complete victimisation survey

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2016 | 4:18 PM

The Government has set aside $27.2 million in this year’s budget to complete the Jamaica National Crime Victimisation Survey.

The survey seeks to provide detailed and accurate analysis of major crime trends in Jamaica, 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.

The project started in October 2015 and is scheduled to end next month.

The allocation for this fiscal year will go towards completing reports.

It will also provide payment for a market research survey done in the 2015/2016 financial year by the University of the West Indies on behalf of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

The project has received funding from the United Kingdom Department for International Development.