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Children Statistics and Information

18. Number of admissions of persons aged under 18 to correctional institutions
(i) by type of correctional programme and year of admission) (Aged 14 - 17) *

Type of correctional programme 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. No. No. No. No.
Prison 42 25 20 20 19
Drug Addiction Treatment Centre 16 10 5 6 6
Training Centre 27 10 7 10 9
Detention Centre 38 25 20 9 19
Rehabilitation Centre 27 31 12 23 33
Total 150 101 64 68 86
 
(ii) by type of offence and year of admission (Aged 14 - 17) **
Type of offence 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. No. No. No. No.
Against lawful authority 10 12 9 3 7
Against the person 16 13 11 5 15
Against property 38 24 13 25 28
Against local laws 17 15 9 5 13
Drug offences 59 29 14 23 18
Other offences# 10 8 8 7 5
Total 150 101 64 68 86
 
(iii) Average length of detention of persons (Aged 14 - 17 on admission) by type of correctional programme and year of discharge
Type of correctional programme /
year of discharge
No. of months No. of days
Prison
2016 24 17
2017 27 19
2018 25 11
2019 32 21
2020 22 15
 
Drug Addiction Treatment Centre
2016 6 2
2017 6 27
2018 6 25
2019 5 27
2020 6 28
 
Training Centre
2016 18 15
2017 18 4
2018 17 26
2019 17 3
2020 19 15
 
Detention Centre
2016 5 12
2017 5 14
2018 4 29
2019 5 20
2020 5 4
 
Rehabilitation Centre
2016 8 3
2017 7 26
2018 7 6
2019 8 4
2020 7 13
 
Total
2016 15 8
2017 14 18
2018 15 15
2019 19 10
2020 14 8
 
 
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The number of persons who were admitted to the correctional institutions to serve their sentence under age of 18 dropped significantly over the past few years. Hence, the statistics on admission of sentenced persons under age of 18 broken down by the correctional programme and gender is no longer be released in order to preserve the confidentiality of information relating to individual sentenced persons.

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The number of persons who were admitted to the correctional institutions to serve their sentence under age of 18 dropped significantly over the past few years. Hence, the statistics on admission of sentenced persons under age of 18 broken down by the type of offence and gender is no longer be released in order to preserve the confidentiality of information relating to individual sentenced persons.

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Including “Against public morality” and “Against the penal code”.