4 Probation/parole supervision

The number of foreign national probationers and parolees newly placed under probation/parole supervision in 2009 was 1,226 (down 16.3% from the previous year) (See 2 (2) of Chapter 5, Part 4 for foreign national juveniles). By their nationality, etc., 429 were from China, the largest in number, followed by 329 from South/North Korea, 105 from Brazil, 65 from Iran, and 56 from Vietnam (See Appendix 3-6). Focusing on visiting foreign nationals, 957 were newly placed under probation/parole supervision (down 18.3% (id.)), of whom 935 were parolees and 22 probationers (Source: Annual Report of Statistics on Rehabilitation).

As of the end of 2009, the number of foreign nationals (excluding permanent residents and special permanent residents) under probation/parole supervision was 696 (down 19.1% from the end of the previous year), of whom 624 were parolees and 72 probationers. Amongst those parolees, 588 were subject to deportation, with 461 already deported, 123 detained in deportation procedures, and four provisionally released (Source: The Rehabilitation Bureau, Ministry of Justice).