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					Table 2.1 - Criminal cases at the Judiciary, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 - 2009
Number

                           Republic of   Island of   Supreme    Industrial   Intermediate   District     Court of
                   Year                                     1                                      1
                           Mauritius     Mauritius    Court       Court         Court       Courts      Rodrigues

                   2000        42,362       42,036        169          61            913       40,893         326

                   2001        43,024       42,601        159          72            997       41,373         423

                   2002        31,674       31,264        140          93           1,064      29,967         410

                   2003        40,315       39,902        158         167           1,342      38,235         413
  No. of cases
 pending at the    2004        36,166       35,695        158         171           1,468      33,898         471
beginning of the   2005        39,619       39,282        195         232           1,561      37,294         337
     year
                   2006        44,535       44,107        200         200           1,457      42,250         428

                   2007        44,699       44,300        229         168           1,443      42,460         399

                   2008        34,380       33,929        335         181           1,230      32,183         451

                   2009        31,603       29,735        416         116           1,185      28,018       1,868

                   2000        56,634       55,308        114          72            641       54,481       1,326

                   2001        64,825       63,344        120         113           1,077      62,034       1,481

                   2002        76,666       75,177        132         249           1,351      73,445       1,489

                   2003        91,935       90,159        135         185           1,381      88,458       1,776

                   2004       103,445      101,760        177         285           1,814      99,484       1,685
 Cases lodged
                   2005       115,741      114,015        142         206           1,285     112,382       1,726

                   2006       145,514      143,129        157         240           1,419     141,313       2,385

                   2007       117,172      115,677        221         313           1,278     113,865       1,495

                   2008       105,206      102,174        249         206           1,400     100,319       3,032

                   2009       107,198      104,296        246         145           1,586     102,319       2,902
Table 2.1 - Criminal cases at the Judiciary, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 - 2009
Number

                                 Republic of   Island of   Supreme    Industrial   Intermediate   District     Court of
                          Year
                                 Mauritius     Mauritius    Court 1     Court         Court       Courts 1    Rodrigues

                          2000       55,972       54,743        124          61            557       54,001       1,229

                          2001       57,876       56,383        139          92           1,010      55,142       1,493
                          2002       67,706       66,220        114         175           1,073      64,858       1,486
                          2003       92,366       90,648         97         181           1,255      89,115       1,718
                          2004       99,432       97,613        140         224           1,430      95,819       1,819
    Cases disposed
                          2005      110,825      109,190        137         238           1,389     107,426       1,635
                          2006      138,927      136,513        128         245           1,433     134,707       2,414
                          2007      122,105      120,662        115         300           1,491     118,756       1,443

                          2008      101,821      100,206        168         271           1,445      98,322       1,615

                          2009      102,428       98,535        169         144           1,360      96,862       3,893
                          2000       43,024       42,601        159          72            997       41,373         423
                          2001       31,674       31,264        140          93           1,064      29,967         410
                          2002       40,315       39,902        158         167           1,342      38,235         413
                          2003       36,204       35,733        196         171           1,468      33,898         471
        Cases
    outstanding at        2004       39,619       39,282        195         232           1,561      37,294         337
    the end of the        2005       44,535       44,107        200         200           1,457      42,250         428
         year
                          2006       44,699       44,300        229         168           1,443      42,460         399
                          2007       34,380       33,929        335         181           1,230      32,183         451
                          2008       31,603       29,735        416         116           1,185      28,018       1,868

                          2009       28,342       27,465        474         117           1,411      25,463         877

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Physical count effected
Table 2.2 - Convicted Offences according to United Nations classifications of offences, Island of Mauritius 2000-2002, Republic
of Mauritius, 2003 - 2009
Number

                                                Island of Mauritius                           Republic of Mauritius
Offences
                                                2000      2001        2002    2003    2004     2005      2006         2007    2008    2009

Homicide and related offences                     36        32          89      59      67       58        28           52      61      53
  Intentional Homicide                             3         5           9       1       7       5         10            8      19      15
    Murder                                         2         1           6       1       1        0         0            5       9       4
    Manslaughter                                   0         3           1       0       5        2         9            3       7       9
    Arson causing death                             *         *           *      0       1        0         0            0       2       2
    Abortion                                       1         1           2       0       0        3         1            0       1       0

  Non Intentional Homicide                        33        27          80      58      60      53         18           44      42      38
    Wounds and blows causing death
                                                   1         1           1      34      26       16        17           21      20      13
    without intention to kill
    Involuntary homicide                          32        26          79      24      34       37         1           23      22      25
Assault and related offences                    3,716     3,940       3,146   4,745   5,258   4,328      4,359        5,699   4,470   4,677
    Assault causing loss of eye and limbs        684       474         422      10      15       12        21           17      16      20
    Simple assault/wounds & blows               2,873     3,347       2,587   4,470   4,998   4,070      4,038        5,219   4,147   4,339
    Assault causing sickness or incapacity
                                                    *         *           *     98      99      115       166          249     106      89
    for personal labour for > 20 days

    Assault against member of the assembly
                                                 159       119         137     118     127      126       127          197     168     209
    or judicial officer or public functionary

    Assault upon father/mother                      *         *           *      0       0        1         0            2       0       1
    Assault upon minor under age of 16 or
    physically or mentally handicapped              *         *           *      6       0        1         3            0       4       1
    person
    Administering noxious substance                 *         *           *      9      14        0         0            8      12       2
Table 2.2 - Convicted Offences according to United Nations classifications of offences, Island of Mauritius 2000-2002, Republic
of Mauritius, 2003 - 2009
Number

                                             Island of Mauritius                        Republic of Mauritius
Offences
                                             2000      2001        2002   2003   2004    2005      2006         2007   2008   2009

    Assault with premeditation                  *         *           *    34      5        3         4           7     17     16

Sexual offences                               40         59         57    100    131      127       109         118    133    128
    Rape                                       5         10          8     10     12       10        11          10      2     17
    Sodomy                                     5          5          8     21      4        5        11          11     12     17
    Bestiality                                  *         *           *     3      2        2         0           0      0        1
    Attempt upon chastity                     15         35         18     27     34       38        30          37     32     19
    Sexual intercourse with minor under 16    15          9         23     28     61       60        47          52     51     60
    Incest (sexual intercourse with a
                                                *         *           *     4      6        8         4           3      4        8
    specified person)
    Dealing in obscene matter                   *         *           *     7     12        4         6           5     32        6
Fraud and dishonesty                         141        216        161    489    608      847       365         596    445    541

    Forgery                                   37         45         33     59    179      354        58         181    115    127

    Swindling                                 53         72         74     74     68      126        79         112     89    142

    Making use of forged document               *         *           *    30     50      115        43         128     86     75

    Swearing false affidavit                   2          8          7      4      6        9         4           7      4        1

    Issuing cheque without provision           0         71         38    163    279      234       175         155    133    170

    Personation                               10          2          0      7      4        0         0           3      5        3

    Counterfeiting mark or banknotes           5          4          1     10     10        1         2           4      4        8

    Possession of counterfeited bank notes    21         11          4     14      8        7         2           6      4     12
Table 2.2 - Convicted Offences according to United Nations classifications of offences, Island of Mauritius 2000-2002, Republic
of Mauritius, 2003 - 2009
Number

                                            Island of Mauritius                           Republic of Mauritius
Offences
                                            2000      2001        2002    2003    2004     2005      2006         2007    2008    2009
 Offences under Prevention of Corruption
 Act (POCA)
   Bribery by Public Official                 13         3           4        0       2       0         0             0       0       0

   Bribery of Public Official                   *         *           *       0       1       1         2             0       2       0

   Other offences under POCA                    *         *           *       0       1       0         0             0       3       3

Embezzlement                                  67       115          89      128     155     162       142           196     106     132
Theft                                       1,066     1,468       1,583   2,204   2,681   2,793      2,857        2,858   2,678   3,522

 Theft (excluding automobile theft)          591       908         779    1,409   1,436   1,654     1,683         1,694   1,541   2,094

   Larceny by person in receipt of wages        *         *           *     129     128     174       175           157     216     265

   Simple larceny                            591       908         779    1,280   1,308   1,480      1,508        1,537   1,325   1,829
 Robbery                                     475       560         804     662    1,108    970        996          974    1,010   1,182

   Larceny armed with offensive weapon          *         *           *      32      66      74        62            69      91      92

   Larceny with violence                     171       235         252      118     124     107       126           124     128     117

   Larceny with aggravating circumstances    304       325         552      228     432     173       228           250     332     326

   Larceny by 2 or more individuals             *         *           *     198     335     470       399           385     311     488
   Larceny on public road                       *         *           *      32      59      57       124           100      98     105
   Larceny with recidivism                      *         *           *      54      92      89        57            46      50      54
 Burglary                                      *         *           *     133     137     169        178          190     127     246
   Larceny by night breaking                    *         *           *     133     137     169       178           190     127     246
Table 2.2 - Convicted Offences according to United Nations classifications of offences, Island of Mauritius 2000-2002, Republic
of Mauritius, 2003 - 2009
Number

                                               Island of Mauritius                              Republic of Mauritius
Offences
                                               2000       2001         2002     2003     2004     2005      2006        2007      2008     2009

Drug offences                                 1,082      1,315        1,453    2,202    2,930    2,592     2,945        3,330    3,252    2,693

    Heroin related                              276        457          632      783    1,059      816       839          649      617      339

    Gandia related                              531        568          461      493      390      302       308          456      510      504

    Other type of drugs                         275        290          360      926    1,481    1,474     1,798        2,225    2,125    1,850

Contraventions (excluding fixed penalty)     38,693     39,558       46,651   70,198   80,213   90,724   115,924    92,841      79,053   75,915

  Road traffic contraventions                38,693     39,558       46,651   68,647   79,030   87,266   109,584    87,451      76,750   71,721

  Other contraventions (offences under the
                                                  *          *            `    1,551    1,183    3,458     6,340        5,390    2,303    4,194
  Environment Protection Act)

Other offences                                7,905      7,652        7,969    9,143    9,095    7,825     9,091    10,700       9,100   10,140
    Aiding and Abetting in the commission
                                                  *          *            *       93       87      103       114          139      146      204
    of a crime
    Arson                                         5         12            4       12       11       12        17           20       14       12

    Conspiracy                                    9          7           10       42       63       44        46           49       89       62

    Criminal damage to property                   *        585          452      290      270      159       178          269      195      185

    Damaging enclosure                            *          *            *      254      293      243       306          298      279      309

    Damaging property by band                     *          *            *       60       60       28        22           46       29       39

    Damaging public property                    483          0            0       70       77       69       123          136       76      158
Table 2.2 - Convicted Offences according to United Nations classifications of offences, Island of Mauritius 2000-2002, Republic
of Mauritius, 2003 - 2009
Number

                                           Island of Mauritius                        Republic of Mauritius
Offences
                                           2000      2001        2002   2003   2004    2005      2006         2007   2008    2009

   Disturbance                             837        652        548    664    657      496       517         566    442      560

   Drunkenness                             717        441        324    198    108       70        66          32     29       26

   Effecting public mischief                 8         24         15     13     21       11        20          20     15       31

   False and malicious denunciation         11         16         26     16     34       11        79          28     33       49

   Gross indecent act in public             20         17         19     47     34       53        38          34     28       30

   Illegal slaughtering                       *         1          2      7      8        6         3           1      2          1

   Insult                                     *         *           *    54    103       98       166         220    299      361

   Involuntary wounds & blows              375        406        357    364    514      386       366         377    397      376
   Offence under Public Officers'
                                              *         *           *    65     95       98        70         121     70       76
   Protection Act
   Offences against the Building Act          *         *           *   168     98       49       183         105     74       80

   Offences against the Copyright Act         *         *           *    47    169      122        42          52    442       48
   Offences against the Customs and
                                              *         *           *     8     98       53        87          65     13       97
   Excise Act
   Offences against the Firearms Act        16          9          6     18     12        6        15          14     12       14
   Offences against the Food Act and the
                                              *         *           *   373    233      436       296         232    249      495
   Public Health Act
   Offences against the Forest Reserves
                                            40         30          1    102      6      106       151         211    169      136
   Act
Table 2.2 - Convicted Offences according to United Nations classifications of offences, Island of Mauritius 2000-2002, Republic
of Mauritius, 2003 - 2009
Number

                                             Island of Mauritius                           Republic of Mauritius
Offences
                                             2000      2001        2002    2003    2004     2005      2006         2007    2008   2009

   Offences against the Gaming Act              *         *            *    176      93       67       248          191    166     100
   Offences against the Harbour
                                              17          3           3      39      73       69       144           58     15       8
   Regulations
   Offences against the Legal Metrology
                                              29         35         131     214     208      134       120          132     72      63
   Act
   Offences against the Representation of
                                                *         *           2       4       0        0         7           35      6      10
   People's Act
   Offences under Protection from
                                                *         *            *    231     230      277       349          356    319     336
   Domestic violence Act
   Offences under the Excise Act                *         *            *    379     353      230       123          114     98      47
   Offences under the Fisheries and Marine
                                             233        172         259     159     115      144       207          298    228     183
   Resourses Act
   Offences under the Local Govt. Act           *       690        1,189   1,182   1,589   1,074      1,009        1,534   997    1,088

   Perjury                                     2          5           9      10      13       18         5           11      1       2

   Possession of offensive weapon               *         *            *     85      88       91       147          174    200     205

   Possession of stolen property             100        189         256     409     636      496       412          487    548     686
   Procuring a person for purposes of
                                                *         1           4      20      11       33        13           22      0       3
   prostitution
   Rogue and Vagabond                         93         69          78     162     218      202       224          290    304     419

   Taking part in a Riot                       5         16           3       3      16        4         5            0      7      18

   Threatening verbally                         *         *            *     11      25       27        39           34     54      79
Table 2.2 - Convicted Offences according to United Nations classifications of offences, Island of Mauritius 2000-2002, Republic
of Mauritius, 2003 - 2009
Number

                                                             Island of Mauritius                                 Republic of Mauritius
Offences
                                                             2000           2001     2002     2003      2004      2005      2006         2007     2008     2009

     Unlawful abstraction of Energy                              0             2        0        7         1        22        19             7      42        5

  Child Protection Act (CPA)

     Abandoning child by guardian                                1             0        0        1         1         0         1             4       1        2

     Abduction of minors                                         6             2       14       12         2         0        32             0      28        1
     Other offences under Child Protection
                                                                 *              *        *       9        17         6        26             8      12        1
     Act
  Offences not elsewhere classified                         4,898          4,268    4,257    3,065     2,355     2,272     3,056         3,910   2,900    3,535

Total                                                      52,746          54,355   61,198   89,268   101,138   109,456   135,820    116,390     99,298   97,801

* Not available separately and some were classified under other offences
Table 2.3 - Number of judgement (sentence) by outcome, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 - 2009

                                     Island of Mauritius                             Republic of Mauritius

  Outcome of judgement
                                  2000      2001      2002      2003      2004      2005      2006      2007      2008     2009



Imprisonment/Penal servitude       3,424     1,153     1,149     1,677     2,505     2,480     1,938     2,739     2,386    2,942



Rehabilitation & Correctional
                                     15        28          44      49        74        40       100          47      40       36
Youth Centre



Fine                              48,493    51,914    58,714    85,621    96,305   104,810   131,948   111,459    94,989   92,571


Probation, Conditional
discharge, Absolute discharge &     814      1,260     1,291     1,921     2,254     2,126     1,834     2,145     1,883    2,252
Community service


Total                             52,746    54,355    61,198    89,268   101,138   109,456   135,820   116,390    99,298   97,801
Table 2.4 - Total expenditure (Rs Million) of the Judiciary - Republic of Mauritius, 2003/2004 - 2008/2009


                                                                 Total expenditure of the Judiciary as a percentage
   Financial Year           Judiciary           Government
                                                                         of total Government expenditure



     2003/2004               176                 44,766                                 0.4


     2004/2005               171                 47,693                                 0.4


     2005/2006               182                 53,392                                 0.3


     2006/2007               184                 55,389                                 0.3


     2007/2008               196                 64,410                                 0.3


     2008/2009               285                 76,377                                 0.4

				
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