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Supreme People’s Court: Crime Is on the Rise

On March 12, 2015, at the Third Session of the twelfth National People’s Congress, Zhou Qiang, President of the Supreme People’s Court, provided the Supreme People’s Court Report. 

The report indicated that, in 2014, the Supreme People’s Court accepted 11,210 cases and concluded 9,882 of them, representing an increase of 1.8 percent and 1.7 percent respectively, over the figures for 2013. Local courts at all levels accepted a total of 15.651 million cases and concluded 13.797 million, an increase of 10.1 percent and 6.6 percent, respectively. For serious criminal offenses, the courts concluded 1.023 million cases and sentenced 1.184 million persons, an increase of 7.2 percent and 2.2 percent, respectively. For criminal offenses involving terrorism and violence, the courts concluded 558 cases involving incitement to secession and violent terrorist attacks, and sentenced 712 persons, an increase of 14.8 percent and 13.3 percent, respectively. For homicide, robbery, kidnapping, and other serious criminal offenses, the courts concluded 248,000 cases and sentenced 304,000 persons. For drug-related crimes, the courts concluded 107,000 cases and sentenced 110,000 persons.  
Source: Xinhua, March 13, 2013