International Seminar ‘Urban Crime: Statistics and Analysis’, Barcelona (Spain), 15th and 16th October 1990


International Seminar ‘Urban Crime: Statistics and Analysis’, Barcelona (Spain), 15th and 16th October 1990

The seminar was organized by the European Forum for Urban Safety, the City of Barcelona and the Institute of Metropolitan Studies of Barcelona.

Objectives:

a)      To determine how developed are each of the methodological approaches and statistics in regard to delinquency. Therefore, to examine if European cities and different social groups are satisfied with the existing information on urban insecurity.

b)      To give recommendations:  firstly, to make some improvements in the already existing mechanisms and secondly, to take measures for coordinating different sources of information and analysis directions.

c)      To set up a observation and information system about delinquency, allowing comparisons, exchange of experiences and policy coordination among different European cities.

City participants: Barcelona, Madrid (Spain), Birmingham (UK), Lisbon (Portugal), Lyon, Strasbourg (France), Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and Turin (Italy).

Four panels (official statistics, self- denunciation reports, local social risks observatories, victimization surveys) and a general debate were organized during the two days. Each panel was consecrated to one methodological (statistical) approach to delinquency, with an introductory report by an expert which launched the debate among participants.

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