Overall level of statistical capacity (scale 0 – 100) | Data Quality for Eastern Caribbean Islands

The graph below from The World Bank Database tells the story of the Caribbean’s ability to systematically collect crime data that can remotely be considered useful to an analysis of the type similar to a CSI.

Since the scale is a 0 – 100 scale it can be useful to give a grade to the scores.

The best data only rate a B- with the three next best rating a D. All the rest Fail with an F.

And no data are available for most all of the specific locations for which CSI calculates its probability indices.

And unharmonized socio-demographic data are error prone and almost impossible to use properly to extrapolate the probability of crime against a yacht in a specific anchorage, mooring or marina.

Here is how the World Bank determines data quality:

“Overall level of statistical capacity (scale 0 – 100)

The Statistical Capacity Indicator provides an overview of the capacity of a country’s national statistical system based on a diagnostic framework thereby assessing three dimensions: Methodology, Source Data, and Periodicity and Timeliness.

  • SourceWorld Bank
  • License Open
  • Aggregation Method: Unweighted average
  • Development Relevance: Statistical Capacity is a nation’s ability to collect, analyze, and disseminate high-quality data about its population and economy. Quality statistics are essential for all stages of evidence-based decision-making, including: Monitoring social and economic indicators, Allocating political representation and government resources, Guiding private sector investment, as well as Informing the international donor community for program design and policy formulation.
  • Periodicity: Annual
  • Statistical Concept and Methodology: The Statistical Capacity Indicator score is calculated as the average of the scores of the 3 dimensions, i.e. Availability, Collection, Practice.
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Source: Overall level of statistical capacity (scale 0 – 100) | Data

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