The compilation of a bulletin on Crime Justice and Security (CJS) statistics is a new addition to the list of statistical publications that the National Bureau of Statistics will be producing. This has come about after Seychelles subscribed to the (CJS) statistics module of the IMFs General Data Dissemination System (GDDS) Phase II project. It was noted that in general in many countries, data on CJS is sparse, scattered and not well recorded and documented. Statistical Offices being at the apex of the NSS were assigned the responsibility to constitute a national committee of stakeholders in the CJS field, take the role of coordinator of the committee and ultimately mainstream CJS statistics into its regular statistical compilation processes.
The results presented in this first publication reflect the commitment made and the work and effort of the staff of the Social Statistics section of the Bureau and the national committee on CJS statistics that was set up to implement the recommendations.