Statistics on cybercrime and electronic evidence are essential to quantify the level of threats posed by the different forms of cybercrimes and cyber-enabled crimes, to support more efficient investigations and prosecutions and to better inform strategic decisions of policy-makers and regulators. In addition, analysis of figures and trends allow criminal justice authorities to have a better understanding of their own capacities and performance to deal with cybercrime and electronic evidence.
A three-day International Workshop on Criminal Justice Statistics on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence has brought together in Accra, Ghana around 50 law enforcement and justice professionals involved in collecting, collating and interpreting statistics for offences of cybercrime from all across GLACY+ countries.
The GLACY+ workshop, organised in collaboration with the National Communications Authority (NCA), is expected to stimulate a collective discussion on criminal justice capacities in the participating countries as compared to international best practices, with a specific focus on reporting systems and collection of reliable statistics.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Hon. Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, noted that cybercrime poses challenges to the technological development of Ghana and called for concerted efforts of all users of the cyberspace.
For more information and resources, please consult the event page below.
Source : www.coe.int/cybercrime