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 White paper on crime 2004 Part2/Chapter3/Section2/1. 

Section2 Judgments

1. Defendants finally judged by trial

  Table 2-3-2-1 shows the results of trials for offenders whose judgments became final over the last10years.
  The number of defendants whose judgments became final in2003decreased by47,304(5.1%)from the previous year to877,070.Among them,while two defendants were sentenced to death as in the previous years,117defendants were sentenced to imprisonment with labor for life,showing a continuing increase since1998.Some80defendants were found not guilty in2003,the largest in the last10years,although accounting for0.009%of the total.

Table 2-3-2-1 Number of defendants finally judged by trial in all cases(1994-2003)