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Guidance Programme: Completion & Recidivism Rates

The Guidance Programme is a pre-Court diversionary programme for youth offenders who have committed minor offences.

This programme aims to help the youth offenders develop better self-control, take responsibility for his/her actions and acquire lifeskills, with the active involvement of parents.

Upon successful completion of the programme, the youth offenders will not be charged, but let off with a police caution.

Completion Rate (%)

  • Completion Rate : 85.4 (Cases closed in 2014)
  • Completion Rate : 90.1 (Cases closed in 2015)
  • Completion Rate : 85.0 (Cases closed in 2016)
  • Completion Rate : 81.9 (Cases closed in 2017)
  • Completion Rate : 91.6 (Cases closed in 2018)


Recidivism Rate* (%)

  • Recidivism Rate : 12.3 (Cases closed in 2008)
  • Recidivism Rate : 11.9 (Cases closed in 2009)
  • Recidivism Rate : 14.9 (Cases closed in 2010)
  • Recidivism Rate : 12.8 (Cases closed in 2011)
  • Recidivism Rate : 3.8 (Cases closed in 2012)
  • Recidivism Rate : 5.2 (Cases closed in 2013)
  • Recidivism Rate : 7.8 (Cases closed in 2014)

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

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Statistics correct as 13 June 2019.

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Last Reviewed On Fri, Sep 6, 2019

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