Statistical Indicators on Philippine Development
Chapter on Rule of Law
Goal: To achieve holistic reforms in the criminal justice system
Strategy/Target Indicator Accomplishments versus Targets Performance
Free legal services improved
Number of indigent persons served by the Public Attorneys Office
The number of indigent persons served by PAO followed a fluctuating trend from 2004 to 2008, but the peak attained at the start of the period has not been matched.
Recruitment of qualified prosecutors intensified
Prosecutor to case ratio
The ratio of prosecutors to cases declined from 1:392 in 2004 to 1:233 in 2008.
Resolution of cases expedited
Disposition rate of cases investigated
The disposition rate of investigated cases suffered a big drop from 86 percent in 2004 down to 76 percent in 2005 and has not recovered since then.
Advocacy on the alternative dispute resolution pursued
Percentage of cases settled amicably at the barangay level
The percentage of cases settled at the barangay level exhibited slight improvements from 2004 to 2007, but went down again in 2008.
Estimated government savings derived from settled cases
The estimated government savings from settled cases increased from 2004 to 2006, but went down in the last two years.
Construction and repair of jail facilities pursued
Congestion rate of prisons
The congestion rate of prisons continued to rise rapidly.
Rehabilitation programs for prisoners enhanced (vocational and livelihood training, educational, health and medical services, religious and recreational)
Recidivism rate (in percent)
The recidivism rate of prisoners on an increasing trend, reaching more than triple from 2004 to 2008.
Number of prisoners who attended rehabilitation programs
The number of prisoners who attended rehabilitation programs dropped significantly in 2006, but rose in the last two years.
Funding for effective and efficient safekeeping and rehabilitation of prisoners pursued
Average per capita government expenditures for prisoners (in pesos)
The average per capita government expenditures for prisoners on an increasing trend, nearly doubling from 2004 to 2008.
Posted: 28 July 2009