The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has launched a new data portal called "data UNODC" that provides users with a more user-friendly interface to access and download statistical information on drugs, crime, and criminal justice. The portal offers reliable global data on topics such as drug use, trafficking, production, homicide, trafficking in persons, firearms trafficking, and prison populations. The recent release of statistics on prisons and prisoner populations shows that overcrowding is a global problem and a violation of prisoners' human rights, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest UNODC figures, 60% of countries around the world have prisons that are overcrowded, with Africa being particularly affected. UNODC hopes that researchers, scientists, journalists, decision makers, and students will find the portal useful in their daily work, with maps and other data visualization options available to help users capture trends and patterns in their field of interest. The portal will be continuously updated with new data, including further data on crime and criminal justice activities in the second half of May 2020 and new data on drug demand and drug supply on June 26th, coinciding with the launch of the 2020 World Drug Report.