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Acquittal Rate Stands at 0.058% in China (2018- 2023)

Mon, 24 Apr 2023
Categories: China Legal Trends

China’s acquittal rate is 0.058%.

1. Number of acquitted defendants: 4772

According to the work report of China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) delivered on 7 Mar. 2023 by then SPC’s President Zhou Qiang (周强), Chinese courts acquitted 2,675 defendants in public prosecution cases and 2,097 defendants in private prosecution cases according to laws from 2018 to 2023.

2. Number of prosecuted suspects: 8,273,000

According to the work report of China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) made by then SPP’s Procurator-General Zhang Jun (张军) on 7 Mar. 2023, Chinese procuratorates prosecuted 8,273,000 criminal suspects from 2018 to 2023.

It can be calculated that the proportion of the number of acquittals to the number of prosecutions is 0.00057681614, or 0.058%.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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