Facts and figures: China's procuratorial work in 2006

The following are the major facts and figures revealed in the report on China's procuratorial work in 2006 delivered by Jia Chunwang, procurator-general of China's Supreme People's Procuratorate, to the Fifth Session of the Tenth National People's Congress, Tuesday:

-- In 2006 Chinese procuratorial organs approved the arrests of a total of 891,620 suspects for a variety of crimes, and prosecuted 999,086 people.

-- The procuratorial organs issued a total of 18,446 arrest warrants to people suspected of involving in mafia-like criminal cliques, with 8,343 prosecuted.

-- The procuratorial organs approved the arrests of 3,729 people suspected of intellectual property rights violation, and prosecuted 3,634, up 16.7 percent and 12.6 percent respectively, from a year earlier.

-- The procuratorial organs approved the arrests of 7,974 people suspected of damaging the environment and resources, and prosecuted 12,240, up 15.4 percent and 24.8 percent.

-- A total of 40,041 government employees were probed by prosecutors in 2006 for corruption, bribery and dereliction of duty, of whom 29,966 were brought to court.

-- The procuratorial organs investigated a total of 18,241 key job-related criminal cases, 623 of them each involving graft and bribery of more than 1 million yuan (128,000 U.S. dollars).

-- Chinese prosecutors investigated 2,736 government officials above the county level, including 202 at the prefecture level and six at the provincial or ministerial level.

-- A total of 9,582 commercial bribery cases involving government employees were investigated, involving more than 1.5 billion yuan.

-- The procuratorial organs corrected cases of illegally prolonged detention involving 233 people, and lodged 3,161 protests against wrong criminal verdicts of the court.

-- A total of 2,987 judicial workers were probed for power abuse and taking bribery.

-- The procuratorial organs handled a total of 477,596 petitions submitted through letters and visits from the general public in 2006.



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