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 White paper on crime 2006 Part 2/Chapter 5/Section 1/1 

1 Number of parole applications

  The number of parole applications has been on a rise since 1996 in accordance with an increase of inmates, but decreased by 4.0% from the previous year to 17,916 in 2005 (See Appendix 2-11).
  The rate of rejection of parole applications (rejection rate) has been around 2% since 1993, but increased by 1.2 points from the previous year to 3.9% in 2005.