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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 his / her 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.

Completion Rate(%) for Guidance Programme

Cohort 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Completion Rate (%) 89.6 89.6 88.0 85.4 90.1 85.0 81.9 91.6 91.3
Total 89.6 89.6 88.0 85.4 90.1 85.0 81.9 91.6 91.3

 

 

Recidivism Rate* (%) for Guidance Programme

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

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

 

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Updated as of 26 May 2020

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