Number of instituted cases is the number of cases having criminal signs which have been decided to prosecute by authorized agencies
Number of instituted people is the number of persons or legal entities that have been decided to prosecuteby authorized agencies.
Number of prosecuted cases is the number of cases that the Procuracy decided to bring to the courtby indictments or prosecution decisions.
Number of prosecuted defendants is the number of defendants whom the Procuracy decided to bring to the court by the indictment or prosecutiondecision.
Number of sentenced cases and offenders are the number of cases and defendants that the lower People’s court has made trial and declared guilty.
Instituted person/accused person is a person or a legal entity that is prosecuted criminal. The rights and obligations of instituted person as legal entity are made through the legal representative of the legal entity according to the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Law.
Defendant is a person or a legal entity that has been to trial by the court.
The rights and obligations of defendant as legal entity are made through the legal representative of the legal entity according to provisions of the Criminal Procedure Law.
The number of people receiving legal aid is an indicator reflecting the development level of the judiciary with aim of serving people. The number of legal aid recipients is the number of times that the legal aid beneficiaries are provided with free legal services according to provisions of the legal aid law.
Persons who are provided with free legal services belong to the following categories: National devotees, poor households, children, ethnic minority population residing in areas with especially difficult socio-economic conditions, accused persons aged between full 16 and under 18 years of age, accused people from near-poverty household, persons having one of the following financial difficulties such as fathers, mothers, spouses, children of revolutionary martyrsand those who have brought up martyrs when they were young; people poisoned by Agent Orange; the ederly; disable people; Persons aged between full 16 and under 18 years of age who are victims of criminal case; domestic violence; human trafficking in accordance with the Law on Prevention and Suppression of Trafficking person; HIV infected people.
The indicator counts on number of people receiving legal aid (corresponding to number of legal aid cases completed in the reference time). In the reference time, a person is provided with free legal services in one case, counted as 1 turn; in 2 cases, counted as two turns. If a person is provided with 2 free legal services in one case, counted as 1 legal aid beneficiary.