LAW AND ORDER                                        
    1991 1992 1993 1994   1990 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
No. of cases dealt by courts                                        
Male' and Island Courts #REF! #REF! #REF! #REF!           7,675   12,954       13,938       15,140       12,760       10,967         11,307         11,547         12,390         11,317         10,776         12,107         14,084            13,820       12,921
Cases handled by the High Court                            
Cases logged   94 104 89 168                 85        175            164            170            212            222              213              197              194              205              194              195               269                  263             340
                                         1_/   
Cases dealt   108 96 108 119                 80        156            117            204            203            225              254              205              213              162              219              187               176             227             223
Cases awaiting trial 58 66 47 96                 72        116            163            129            138            135                 95                 87                 68              111                 86                 94               187                  223             341
Persons sentenced                                        
Both Sexes   1,001 936 1,042 1,044               872     1,171         1,098         1,204         1,745         1,661           2,166           1,897           1,889           1,380           1,110              983           1,489               1,371         1,002
Male   627 585 569 656               563        796            806            856         1,396         1,342           1,802           1,602           1,588           1,118              862              768           1,256               1,168             883
Female   374 351 473 388               309        375            292            348            349            319              364              295              301              262              248              215               233                  203             119
1_/ Revised