Court Cases Increase By 14.5% in Oman

In 2022, there was an increase in court cases in Oman by 14.5%.

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 01 February 2023 Last update: Monday، 06 February 2023
Court Cases Increase By 14.5% in Oman

The number of court cases received by the public prosecution in the Sultanate of Oman has increased by 14.6% between 2021 and 2022, The Public Prosecution Authority revealed at a conference on Tuesday.

“The number of misdemeanor cases last year amounted to 30,543 cases, an increase of 14.6% compared to 2021, and the number of defendants registered in cases during the past year reached 40,113, an increase of 15% compared to 2021, and the percentage of expatriates out of the total cases 42.3%,” The Public Prosecution said in its annual report.

Bounced checks topped crimes during the year 2022 at a rate of 14.9%, His Excellency Nasr bin Khamis Al Sawai, Public Prosecutor stated.

“The total sums collected for the public right in the past year amounted to OMR 12.418 million. And the total number of judgments issued last year reached 15,442, 90.2% of which were implemented,” Al Sawai explained.

Other top crimes that were reported in The Sultanate included violations of the residence law of expats, violations of the Labour Law, crimes of narcotics and psychotropic substances, the crimes of information technology and electronic transactions.

The completion rate of the Public Prosecution in the cases received during the past year reached 97%.

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