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Guidance Programme: Completion & Recidivism Rates

Guidance Programme: Completion & Recidivism Rates

The Guidance Programme is a pre-Court diversionary programme for youths who commit minor offences. This programme aims to help the youths develop better self-control, take responsibility for their actions and acquire lifeskills, with the active involvement of parents. Upon successful completion of the programme, the youths will not be charged and will receive a police caution.

Proportion of Youth that Completed Guidance Programme (%) in the Specified Year

Cohort 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Completion Rate (%) 89.6 89.6 88.0 85.4 90.1 85.0 81.9 86.7 81.5 86.8
Total 89.6 89.6 88.0 85.4 90.1 85.0 81.9 86.7 81.5 86.8

 

 

3-year Recidivism Rates (%) of Youth Aged Below 21 Years at the Point of Admission to the Guidance Programme and Who Completed the Guidance Programme in the Specified Year

Cohort  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Recidivism Rate* (%) 14.9 12.8 3.5 5.2 7.8 9.0 6.9
Total 14.9 12.8 3.5 5.2 7.8 9.0 6.9

*Recidivism Rate calculated based on a 3-year time frame.

 

Download: Guidance-Programme-Completion-and-Recidivism-Rates.xlsx

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Data accurate as at June 2021

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