International Crime Victims Survey in Kazakhstan

Project: Research project

Grant Program

European Union project on Enhancing Criminal Justice in Kazakhstan

Project Description

This survey, the first of its kind in the country, is a part of standardized surveys analyzing the household experience of common crime in different countries. The survey was funded by the European Union project on Enhancing Criminal Justice in Kazakhstan and was conducted in June 2018 by the Almaty-based BRIF polling company. Based on the analysis of a stratified random sample of 4,000 respondents, the researchers found that only one out of five crime victims had reported about it to police and that only a third of those who had reported had been satisfied with the way police had dealt with them. These findings have important implications for the challenges facing Kazakhstan’s police reforms as announced by President Nazarbayev in November 2018.

Key findings

1 out of 5 crime victims have reported it to the police. Only a third of those reported have been satisfied with the way police handled their report.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date11/1/1710/15/18

Keywords

  • crime
  • Kazakhstan
  • victiization