2005~2016 Domestic Violence Offender: Number of Processed Offenders and Indictment Rate
This is the result of examining the number of domestic violence offenders and indictment rates from 2005 to 2016 through Ministry of Justice‘s Female Statistics. In 2005, there were 15,498 domestic violence offenders, of which 2,161 were indicted, accounting for 13.9% of indictment rate. By 2010, the number of domestic violence offenders and the number of indictors decreased. In 2007, there were 12,807 domestic violence offenders, of whom 1,757 were indicted. In 2010, the number of processed domestic violence offenders was 6,227, which was the lowest level during the analysis period, and the number of indictor was the lowest, 1,103. Since then, the number of processed domestic violence offenders and indictors increased. In 2013, the number of processed domestic violence offender and indictors was 19,561 and 2,959 which is 3.1 and 2.7 times higher compared to 2010 respectively. In 2015, the number increased, with 44,819 processed offenders and 3,856 indictors. Compared to the figures in 2005, the figure is increased by 2.9 times for processed offenders and 1.8 times for indictors. And compared to 2010, it is 7.1 times and 3.5 times respectively.
The rates of domestic violence indictment were 13.9% in 2005 and 13.7% in 2007. In 2009, when processed offenders were the lowest, the indictment rate was 10.4%. In 2010, the indictment rate was the highest in the survey period at 17.7%, and the rate of indictment in 2015 was the lowest in the survey period at 8.6%.