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Probation: Completion and Recidivism Rates

MSF’s Probation and Community Rehabilitation Service (PCRS) runs a community-based offender rehabilitation programme that aims to bring about positive changes in offenders through targeted interventions and the participation of the individual and his/her family. While probationers may continue with most of their day-to-day activities, they are required to comply with the conditions stipulated by the Court. For example, the Court may order some probationers to serve their Probation Order in a residential facility.

Completion Rate (%) for all Probationers

   2010 2011 2012  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017   2018   2019
Completion rate (%)  86 88 87 83 82 81 84  83 84 80 

 


Completion Rate (%) for all Probationers, by Age

Age  Completion Rate (%)
13 years and below 67
14-15 years  66
16-17 years 76
18-20 years  87
 21 years old and above
91

 

Completion Rate (%) for Probationers with a Court-ordered condition to reside in Hostel

Restrictive Condition Completion Rate (%)
Hostel 67

 

Reasons for Non-Completion of Probation Order

Reason for Non-Completion Number of Cases
Commission of further offences 26
Poor response to supervision 62
Warrant of arrest / at large 2

 

Recidivism Rate of Probationers Aged Below 16 Years (%)

  2008
2009
2010  2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 
Recidivism Rate (%) 16.6 18.8 11.0 9.8 12.7 16.0   12.8 14.3 

 

Recidivism Rate of Probationers Aged Below 21 Years (%)

  2008
2009
2010
2011
2012 2013  2014 2015 
Recidivism Rate (%) 13.9 12.9 11.1 9.9  12.0 13.9  10.9 15.2 

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

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Statistics correct as at 21 May 2020

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