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Guidance Programme: New Cases

Guidance Programme: New Cases

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.

Number of Youths Placed on Guidance Programme, by Year and Gender

Gender  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Male 473 564 528 474 441 316 352 385 320 195
Female 182 203 122 112 111 110 89 80 86 43
Total 655 767 650 586 552 426 441 465 406 238

 

 

Number of Youths Placed on Guidance Programme, by Year and Age at the Point of Referral

Age  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
< 13 years 76 96 70 75 48 47 34 54 39 24
13 to < 16 years 353 415 341 318 334 217 242 225 216 133
 > 16 years 226 256 239 193 170 162 165 186 151 81
Total 655 767 650 586 552 426 441 465 406 238

 

Download:Guidance-Programme-New-Cases.xlsx

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Data accurate as at June 2021

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