Security Data

Why We Collect Data on Security

There is recognition that there is a relationship between internal security and development; security influences a country’s developmental process and insecurity is a threat to development. To improve internal security and to fight crime, governments in Ghana have retooled the security services. In particular, the Ghana Police Service has seen substantial investment in personnel development and training; acquisition of patrol vehicles, crime prevention gear and communication gadgets to assist the service meet and to tackle complex internal security needs and challenges.

However, in spite of these investments citizens are unaware of how to access and use information on these improvements in internal security in order to demand accountably and improved service delivery.  

Data collected and sources

Police to population ratio

Number of police stations, police posts and vehicles per districts

Crime rates per district

This data is collected in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service at all levels, from national, regional and to the district level.