18.2% of Criminal Offenders in 2016 are Women

    Date 2019-02-14

    By 2016, there were 1,989,829 criminal offenders, of which 368,645 were female and 1,621,184 were male, and the proportion of female was 18.2%.

     

    Looking at the biennial cycle, criminal offenders have cyclically increased and decreased since 2004, with both male and female having the highest numbers in 2008. In 2008, there were 381,241 female criminal offenders and 1,939,106 male criminal offenders, with more than 2.3 million criminal offenders in total.

     

    Looking at the number of criminal offenders by year, the number of female and male criminal offenders in 2004 was 373,883 and 1,792,583 respectively. In 2006, it decreased to 301,366 and 1,522,248, respectively. As it noted earlier, in 2008, the number of criminal offenders exceeded 2.3 million, marking the highest number for both male and female. In 2010, the number of female and male criminal offenders decreased to 314,755 and 1,514,396, respectively. The increase and decrease in the number of male and female criminal offenders continued in the years, and in 2014, the number of female and male criminal offenders was 336,748 and 1,515,159, respectively.

     

    When quoting graphs and articles from ‘Statistics Report’, please cite your source as GSIS(Gender Statistics Information System) in Korean Women’s Development Institute

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