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Table II-9 shows the number of defendants sentenced to fines in the first instance trials (including summary orders) in 1999 and 2000.
The number of defendants sentenced to fines of less than ¥50,000 accounted for 25.8% of the total in 1999 and 24.6% in 2000. The number of those sentenced to fines less than ¥100,000 accounted for 87.1% of the total in 1999 and 84.6% in 2000, and most of them (98.8% in 1999 and 98.6% in 2000) were for road traffic violations. The number of those sentenced to fines ¥200,000 or more accounted for 6.0% of the total in 1999 and 7.2% in 2000, and about 75% of them were for bodily injury caused by negligence in both years.
Table II-9 First instance imposition of fines, by type of offense