Special procedures in criminal cases, 1990-2016


This table contains information about compensations to former suspects and about
the granting of pardons.

The data concerning compensations are subdivided into compensations due to wrongful incarceration and compensations for costs as a result of being a suspect.
Of these compensations, there is information on
- submitted requests
- granted requests
- granted amounts for the requests and the average amount per granted request

The data on pardons are subdivided into received requests for a pardon and decisions on pardons.
- granted unconditional pardons
- granted conditional pardons
- denied requests for pardons

Data available from 1990 to 2016.

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are definite.

Changes as of 30 November, 2017:
None, this table has been stopped.

When will new data be published?
Due to funding cuts there will be no new data for this statistic as from 1 January 2018. For more information see the link in paragraph 3.

Special procedures in criminal cases, 1990-2016

Periods Compensations to former suspectsTotal of financial compensationsRequests granted (number) Compensations to former suspectsTotal of financial compensationsAwarded amount (mln euro) Compensations to former suspectsDue to wrongful detentionRequests granted (number) Compensations to former suspectsDue to wrongful detentionAwarded amount (mln euro) Compensations to former suspectsCompensation of costs madeRequests granted (number) Compensations to former suspectsCompensation of costs madeAwarded amount (mln euro) Requested pardonsDecisionsTotal number of decisions (number) Requested pardonsDecisionsGranted unconditional pardons (number) Requested pardonsDecisionsConditional granting of pardon (number) Requested pardonsDecisionsPardon requests rejected (number)
2006 5,951 17.2 2,476 7.2 3,475 9.9 2,251 775 204 1,272
2007 6,586 22.9 2,730 7.6 3,856 15.4 1,915 565 226 1,124
2008 8,180 20.6 3,482 8.6 4,698 12.0 1,606 441 245 920
2009 8,421 22.8 3,697 9.2 4,724 13.7 1,339 390 240 709
2010 8,868 19.1 3,773 8.3 5,095 10.9 1,143 340 192 611
2011 9,865 21.9 4,237 10.4 5,628 11.5 1,066 326 155 585
2012 11,248 23.1 4,783 11.1 6,465 12.0 1,000 332 117 551
2013 10,471 24.8 4,552 11.1 5,919 13.7 879 246 78 555
2014 12,744 27.2 5,496 10.9 7,248 16.4 755 213 59 483
2015 14,566 24.1 5,973 9.6 8,593 14.6 745 205 63 477
2016 15,902 23.1 6,222 7.9 9,680 15.3 675 175 61 439
Source: CBS.
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