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Supreme Court

The Supreme Court received a total of 14,417 new civil and criminal matters in 2017. A total of 14,063 matters were disposed of in the same corresponding period. The clearance rate for all civil and criminal matters for 2017 was 98%.

Proceedings

No. of cases filed

No. of cases disposed of

Clearance rate

Civil originating
processes

6,953

6,819

98%

Civil interlocutory
applications

6,039

5,897

98%

Appeals before
the High Court

428

411

96%

Appeals before the Court of Appeal

245

208

85%

Applications before the Court of Appeal

157

132

84%

Note: Figures are based on the information compiled as of 23 January 2018.

Proceedings

No. of cases filed

No. of cases disposed of

Clearance rate

Criminal cases

93

70

75%

Criminal motions

90

99

110%

Magistrate's appeals

332

365

110%

Criminal revisions

11

14

127%

Criminal appeals

69

48

70%

Note: Figures are based on the information compiled as of 23 January 2018.

State Courts

There were 348,047 cases filed in State Courts in 2017 and 319,325 cases were disposed of. The clearance rate for 2017 was 92%.

Type of cases

No. of cases filed

No. of cases disposed of

Clearance rate (1)

Criminal cases

296,001

269,368

91%

Civil cases

41,108

39,881

97%

Community Justice and Tribunals cases

10,938

10,076

92%

Total

348,047

319,325

92%

Note: The figures are accurate at the time of publishing.

Types of cases

No. of cases filed

Criminal charge (2)

60,172

Departmental or statutory board charge and Summons

168,440

Traffic charge and Summons

61,429

Coroner’s Court case

4,118

Magistrate’s complaint

1,842

Total

296,001

Note: The figures are accurate at the time of publishing.

Originating process

Types of cases

No. of cases filed

Writ of Summons

26,882

Originating Summons

674

Total

27,556

Interlocutory application

Types of cases

No. of cases filed

Summons (3)

8,537

Summons for Directions (Order 25 or 37)

3,281

Summary Judgment (Order 14)

142

Total

11,960

Others

Types of cases

No. of cases filed

Taxation

142

Assessment of damages

1,450

Total

1,592

Note: The figures are accurate at the time of publishing.

Types of cases

No. of cases filed

Community Dispute Resolution Tribunals (CDRT) claims

57

Employment Claims Tribunals (ECT) claims (4)

864

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

130

Small Claims Tribunals (SCT) claims

9,887

Total

10,938

Note: The figures are accurate at the time of publishing.

Type of cases (5)

No. of cases filed

(Civil) Writs of Summons, Originating Summons

5,952

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

272

Total

6,224

Note: The figures are accurate at the time of publishing.

Family Justice Courts

Total number of cases handled by the Family Justice Courts is 28,076 for 2017.

Types of applications

No. of cases filed

Fresh applications

1,303

Enforcement of Maintenance Orders

2,527

Variation, rescission or suspension of Maintenance Orders

771

Enforcement of Maintenance of Parents Tribunal Orders

26

Enforcement of Syariah Court Orders

349

Total

4,976

Types of applications

No. of cases filed

Fresh applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO)

2,717

Variation or rescission of PPO

172

Breach of PPO

46

Total

2,935

Total

6,093

Types of applications

No. of cases filed

Adoption

414

Probate (6)

6,459

Originating Summons

901

Breach of Syariah Court Orders

174

Summons (Family) (7)

4,975

Total

12,923

Types of applications

No. of cases filed

Youth Arrest Charges

812

Beyond Parental Control (8)

86

Child Protection Orders (8)

246

Youth Summons case or Youth Court Notice (9)

5

Total

1,149

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) The Employment Claims Tribunals commenced operations on 1 April 2017.

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

(6) Probate statistics are revised as at January 2019.

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

(8) Refers to number of youths.

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


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