From 7 to 10 June 2016, Mr.Ukrit Sornprohm—Legal Officer, TIJ—participated in “the 3rd International Conference on Governance, Crime, and Justice Statistics” organized by the Center of Excellence in Statistical Information on Government, Crime, Victimization and Justice in cooperation with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), and other national organizations in Mexico. The conference was held at the Grand Museum of the Mayan World, Merida, Yukatan, Mexico.

Key areas covered in the conference are statistical information in justice system and the Sustainable Development Goals as well as necessary information in response to crime-related indicators. The conference is arranged in parallel multi-sessional forums, for example, use of police administrative records in policy making, estimating arrest-related deaths in the US: Utility of open source data and voluntary agency reporting methodologies, measuring evidence-based crime prevention policies, and crime and asset mapping to guide community interventions.

There are in total 95 experts presented several research papers and innovative ideas on related topics. More than 400 participants from 37 countries around the world attended the conference. This is accordingly one of the largest conferences in the field of crime and statistics at global level.