Statistics: The Violations Related to Speeding Drop 17%
13 August 2013 - Défi Media Group
Violations of traffic dominate the charts of convictions by courts in Mauritius and Rodrigues in 2012. However, those related to speeding fell by 17%. This is what reveals Statistics Mauritius in its annual report for 2012.
213,686. The number of violations related offenses the road for 2012. This figure represents an increase of 9% compared to 2011 when the number of tickets for 'road traffic offenses "totaled 195,960.
However, the number of offenses relating to speeding has experienced a significant decline. Figures from Statistics Mauritius show a decrease of 17% in 2012 comparison 2011.
The number of criminal cases lodged however increased by 14%. In 2011, criminal cases (criminal cases) in the courts in Mauritius and Rodrigues stood at 106,601 against 121,263 during 2012.
The number of cases resolved increased from 104,922 in 2011 to 109,157 in 2012. However, the Bureau of Statistics shows that the trend has been noted in the Industrial Court and the Intermediate Court. 1628 cases were resolved in 2011 to the Intermediate Court while 1409 judgments were issued in 2012. As the Industrial Court, 199 cases were resolved in 2012 against 274 in 2011.
Outstanding cases also took an upward trend in 2012. Statistics show that 24,699 were outstanding at the end of 2011. In 2012, this figure rose to 31,953, an increase of 29%. The results for 2012 also shows that trial courts in Mauritius and Rodrigues have resulted in convictions in 86% of cases. Among the convicts, 99% had reached the age of majority.
Homicide cases increased from 79 in 2011 to 82 in 2012. Of these cases, 6 cases of "intentional homicide" and 4 cases of "mans-laughter" is over. Convictions related to assaults totaled 3,760 in 2012 against 3,755 in 2011. According to CSO figures, the majority of cases of assault, 93% for cases of simple assault (single assault).
Indecent: a 73% increase in 2012
Sexual assault also increased from 155 in 2011 to 190 in 2012, an increase of 23%. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, the increase in convictions for sexual offenses is mainly explained by the fact that cases of molestation have increased by 73%. As for theft offenses, convictions fell 8% from 3 811 in 2011 to 3 447 in 2012. Figures compiled by Statistics Mauritius show that the expenses of the judiciary for 2012 stood at Rs 346 million. This figure represents 0.4% of total government spending.