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1 Death penalty and life imprisonment with work
Table 2-3-2-1 shows the number of defendants sentenced to death or life imprisonment with work in the court of first instance according to type of offense in the last decade.
Offenses sentenced to death penalty in the last decade have been only homicide or robbery causing death. In 2005, the percentage of death penalty was 1.3% for homicide and 1.6% for robbery causing death of respective total convictions (Source: Annual Report of Judicial Statistics, General Secretariat of the Supreme Court).
In 2005, the percentage of life imprisonment was 4.7% for homicide and 7.6% for "robbery causing death or injury and rape at the scene of a robbery" of respective total convictions. The breakdown of four "others" was two for rape causing death or injury, one for violations of Explosives Control Act, and one for arson (Source: Annual Report of Judicial Statistics, General Secretariat of the Supreme Court).
Table 2-3-2-1 Number of defendants sentenced to death penalty or life imprisonment with work in the court of first instance, by type of offense (1996-2005)