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Juvenile Delinquents: Recidivism Rate

The Children and Young Persons' Act states that a juvenile is a male or female person who is 7 years or above and below 16 years.

Recidivism rate (%)

Juvenile Offender cases : 20.3 (Cases closed in 2007)
Juvenile Offender cases : 16.6 (Cases closed in 2008)
Juvenile Offender cases : 18.9 (Cases closed in 2009)
Juvenile Offender cases : 19.1 (Cases closed in 2010)
Juvenile Offender cases : 16.7 (Cases closed in 2011)
Juvenile Offender cases : 11.7 (Cases closed in 2012)
Juvenile Offender cases : 10.1 (Cases closed in 2013)
Juvenile Offender cases : 11.5 (Cases closed in 2014)

 


Note: Recidivism Rate calculated based on a 3-year time frame. Juvenile Recidivism Rate (age <16) includes juveniles on Guidance Programme, juveniles on Probation, and offenders admitted to MSF Youth Homes. With effect from the 2003 cohort, a more comprehensive methodology for calculating recidivism was introduced. 


Statistics correct as at 25 February 2019

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Last Reviewed On Mon, Feb 25, 2019

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