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 White paper on crime 2001 Part3/Chap.2/Sec.4/2. 

2. Admission and discharge

  Trends in the number of persons newly admitted to juvenile training schools since 1949 are shown in Fig. III-27 . Newly admitted juveniles decreased gradually from 1985 but have been increasing since 1996.

Fig. III-27 Trends in number of persons newly admitted to juvenile training schools, by gender (1949-2000)

6,052 juveniles were newly admitted in 2000, up 9.3% from the previous year. The average number of juveniles detained per day stood at 4,528, up 7.9% (see Appendix III-12 ). These numbers are almost the same as the numbers in 1984, which represented the peak since juvenile training schools established the current type of treatment in 1977.
  Table III-6 shows juveniles newly admitted by type of juvenile training school and treatment.

Table III-6 Number of persons newly admitted to juvenile training schools, by type of school and treatment (2000)

  5,484 persons were discharged from juvenile training schools in 2000, of whom 97.7% (5,357 persons)were released on parole. 33.9% of those discharged found jobs, 45.4% were seeking employment, 9.6% wished to enter schools at higher levels, 2.1% returned to junior high schools and 3.0% returned to senior high school. Only 5.1% were discharged with no prospects for subsequent education or employment. The average detention period of those released on parole was 380 days for long-term treatment, 148 days for general short-term treatment, and 80 days for special short-term treatment (Source:Annual Report of Statistics on Correction).