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Probation: New Cases

Probation: New Cases

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

Gender  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Male 742 693 711 533 459 382 364 477 393
372
Female 189 142 121 104 70 69 61 61 35 62
Total 931 835 832 637 529 451 425 538 428 434

 Dataset (CSV): https://data.gov.sg/dataset/probation-orders-by-gender

Probation by gender.PNG 

Number of Probation Orders Made by the Courts, by Year and Age at the Start of Probation

Ageeeeeeeeeee 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
< 13 years 7
5
8
5
3 3 1 4 1 1
13 to < 16 years 184 191 179
128 84
76 73 84 52 28
16 to < 19 years 411 344 373
290 226 186 184 226 160 145
19 to < 22 years 204 228 201
147 176 159 143 168 181 227
> 22 years 125 67 71
67 40 27 24 56 34 33
Total 931 835 832 637 529 451 425 538 428 434

Dataset (CSV): https://data.gov.sg/dataset/probation-orders-by-age

Probation by age.PNG 

Number of Probation Orders Made by the Courts, by Year and Length of Order

Length of Probation Order 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
6 to 12 months 176
106 69 30 22 15 17 20 43 36
13 to 15 months 212 210 201
129 95 72 76 91 63 81
16 to 18 months 243 211 258 175 141 130 97 157 123 143
19 to 21 months 109 114 115 103 92 75 87 104 98 83
22 to 24 months  156  132  145  151  123  119  114  143  83  70
25 to 36 months  35  62  44  49  56  40  34  23  18  21
Total 931 835 832 637 529 451 425 538 428 434

Dataset (CSV): https://data.gov.sg/dataset/probation-orders-by-length

 

New Probation Orders, by Year and Grade of Probation Order

Grade of Probation 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Administrative / Split (Supervised-Administrative) 2 1 3 1 4 1 3 2 4 6
Supervised 453 330 311 169 144 94 119 143 140 171
Intensive / Split (Intensive-Supervised) 476 504 518 467 381 356 303 393 284 257
Total 931 835 832 637 529 451 425 538 428 434

 Dataset (CSV): https://data.gov.sg/dataset/probation-orders-by-grade

 

 Probation by grade of order.PNG
All datasets (Excel): Probation-New-Cases.xlsx

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Data accurate as at February 2022

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