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2 The first instance
The first instance at district and family courts is carried out through ordinary trial procedure and the first instance at summary courts is carried out through either ordinary trial procedure or summary trial procedure.
Table 2-3-1-2 shows the number of defendants finally disposed by district and family courts by type of offense, and Table 2-3-1-3 shows the number of defendants finally disposed (ordinary trial procedure and summary trial procedure) by summary courts by type of offense in 2005.
Table 2-3-1-2 Number of defendants finally disposed in district and family courts, by type of offense (2005)
Table 2-3-1-3 Number of defendants finally disposed in summary courts, by type of offense (2005)
Among defendants finally disposed by family courts for adult criminal cases in 2005, nearly 90% were for Child Welfare Act violations.
Among defendants finally disposed by summary courts through ordinary trial procedure, nearly 95% of those sentenced to imprisonment with work were for theft, and among those sentenced to fines, those for violations of road traffic related acts (25.5%) and for injury (22.5%) accounted for nearly half of the total.
Nearly 80% of those sentenced to fines or petty fines through summary trial procedure were for violations of road traffic related acts.