Primary and additional offence
If a person is tried only for one crime, the offence in such a criminal case is called “simple”, if a person is tried for several crimes at once, it is called “qualified”. The gravest of the offences charged is the primary offence, the rest are additional offences (sometimes an additional offence is also called an additional qualification).
number of persons whose cases have gone through the court
persons convicted for primary offence
persons convicted for additional offence
persons acquitted for primary offence
persons whose cases for primary offence were terminated
total number of cases where this article was used
In 2020, 20603 people were convicted on main offence under this article. 7557 (36.7%) were sentenced to suspended imprisonment, another 9805 (47.6%) got prison sentences. 5 persons were acquitted. Cases involving 3800 persons were terminated (15.6% court cases), 3789 cases were closed on non-exculpatory grounds.
2754 persons were convicted on additional offense. Court decided to terminate the case for 27 persons on this case by this article on additional offense. 41 people were acquitted of additional offense.
Outcomes of the cases pertaining to Article 161 that made it to the court (primary offence)
additional offence (by the number of persons)
add. qualification (by the number of crimes)
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