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Supreme Court

The Supreme Court received a total of 14,538 new civil and criminal matters in 2016 and a total of 14,059 matters were disposed of in the corresponding period. The clearance rate for all civil and criminal matters for 2016 was 97%.

Proceedings

No. of cases filed

No. of cases disposed of

Clearance rate

Civil originating processes

6,845

6,820

100%

Civil interlocutory applications

6,345

5,921

93%

Appeals before the High Court

495

490

99%

Appeals before the Court of Appeal

195

198

102%

Applications before the Court of Appeal

132

114

86%

Proceedings

No. of cases filed

No. of cases disposed of

Clearance rate

Criminal cases

50

71

142%

Criminal motions

105

101

96%

Magistrate's appeals

314

287

91%

Criminal revisions

16

15

94%

Criminal appeals

41

42

102%

State Courts

There were 319,740 cases filed in the State Courts in 2016 and 321,732 cases were disposed of. The clearance rate for 2016 was 101%.

Types of casesNo. of cases filedNo. of cases disposed ofClearance rate  (1)
Criminal cases267,937268,983100%
Civil cases41,36141,973101%
Community Justice and Tribunals cases10,44210,776103%
Total319,740321,732101%

Note: The figures are accurate at the time of publishing

Types of cases

No. of cases filed

Criminal charge (2)

61,738

Departmental or statutory board charge and Summons

137,666

Traffic charge and Summons

62,401

Coroner’s Court case

4,167

Magistrate’s complaint

1,965

Total

267,937

Note: The figures are accurate at the time of publishing

Originating process

Types of cases

No. of cases filed

Writ of Summons

27,688

Originating Summons

627

Total

28,315

Interlocutory application

Types of cases

No. of cases filed

Summons (3)

8,114

Summons for Directions (Order 25 or 37)

3,015

Summary Judgment (Order 14)

159

Total

11,288

Others

Types of cases

No. of cases filed

Taxation

190

Assessment of damages

1,568

Total

1,758

Note: The figures are accurate at the time of publishing

Types of cases

No. of cases filed

Community Disputes Resolution Tribunals (CDRT) claims

80

Protection from Harassment Act, Originating Summons – Application for Protection Order or Non-Publication Order

96

Small Claims Tribunals (SCT) claims

10,266

Total

10,442

Note: The figures are accurate at the time of publishing

Types of cases (4)

No. of cases filed

(Civil) Writs of Summons, Originating Summons

5,878

(Community) Originating Summons – Applications for Protection Order or Non-Publication Order, Community Disputes Resolution Tribunals (CDRT) claims, Magistrate's Complaint

439

Total

6,317

Note: The figures are accurate at the time of publishing

Family Justice Courts

Total number of cases handled by the Family Justice Courts is 27,284 for 2016.

Types of applications

No. of cases filed

Fresh applications

1,434

Enforcement of Maintenance Orders

2,651

Variation, rescission or suspension of Maintenance Orders

934

Enforcement of Maintenance of Parents Tribunal Orders

29

Enforcement of Syariah Court Orders

347

Total

5,395

Types of applications

No. of cases filed

Fresh applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO)

2,811

Variation or rescission of PPO

151

Breach of PPO

42

Total

3,004

Total

6,303

Types of applications

No. of cases filed

Adoption

404

Probate (Family)

5,222

Originating Summons

757

Breach of Syariah Court Orders

241

Summons (Family) (5)

4,881

Total

11,505

Types of applications

No. of cases filed

Youth arrest charges

751

Beyond Parental Control (6)

80

Child Protection Orders (6)

219

Youth Summons case or Youth Court Notice (7)

27

Total

1,077

Footnotes

(1) Clearance rate is the number of cases disposed of expressed as a percentage of the number of cases filed in the same year. The clearance rate can exceed 100% as those disposed of are not necessarily a subset of the filings in that year.

(2) Includes District arrest charges, Magistrate’s arrest charges and other types of charges.

(3) Excludes summonses for directions (Order 25/37).

(4) Refers to fresh cases handled by the Court Dispute Resolution cluster.

(5) Includes Divorce, Originating Summons (Family), Probate and Adoption Summonses.

(6) Refers to number of youths.

(7) Formerly refers to Police Summonses or Summonses and Tickets, and other charges.


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