Probation is a community-based sentencing option that the Courts can order for suitable offenders. These offenders may otherwise be institutionalised in a youth rehabilitation centre or imprisoned. The goal of probation is to rehabilitate offenders in the community while making them accountable for their actions. It also instils in offenders a sense of social responsibility, to help them lead crime-free lives and contribute positively to society.
On probation, they will be supervised by a Probation Officer for a period between 6 months to 3 years. They have to abide by stipulated conditions which could include curfews, electronic tagging, community service and attending programmes targeted at their offending behaviour and equip them with lifeskills.
Number of Probation Orders Made by the Courts, by Year and Gender
Number of Probation Orders Made by the Courts, by Year and Age at the Start of Probation
Number of Probation Orders Made by the Courts, by Year and Length of Order
New Probation Orders, by Year and Grade of Probation Order
Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development
Data accurate as at February 2022