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5. Suspended sentence etc.
(1) Suspended sentence
Over the last10years,suspended execution rate for imprisonment with labor has remained stable over60%,and that rate for imprisonment without labor has basically remained within the range of90%to95%(see Table 2-3-2-1 )..
Suspended sentence includes two types,the first time suspension and second time suspension.When giving the first suspension,courts may place the offender under probationary supervision.In the case of the second suspension,however,probationary supervision is mandatory.In2003,56,537offenders were given suspended sentence,56,132of which were for the first time and405for the second time.Of those offenders given the first suspended sentence,4,947were placed under probationary supervision at the discretion of courts(Source:Annual Report of Statistics on Prosecution).
(2) Revocation of suspended sentence
Table 2-3-3-4 shows the number of offenders whose suspended sentences were revoked over the last five years,by reason for revocation.
In2003,those offenders whose suspended sentence were revoked have increased by449from the previous year to7,290,and an overwhelming majority of them,6,778offenders,were revoked on the reason that they committed repeat offenses and were sentenced to imprisonment without labor or heavier punishment.
Table 2-3-3-4 Number of offenders whose suspended sentence were revoked,by reason for revocation(1999-2003)
In calculating the number of offenders whose suspended sentence was revoked,an offender whose two or more suspended sentences were revoked at the same time is counted only once.Also,in the rate of revocation due to repeat offenses for those under supervision,the calculation only includes those whose suspended sentence was revoked due to being newly sentenced to imprisonment without labor or heavier punishment,excluding those whose suspended sentence was revoked due to fine.