Muscat: Courts in Oman have delivered judgements in 66 per cent of the cases filed before them in 2015, according to the latest data available.
Statistics issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) said that the courts in Oman have issued judgments in 66 per cent of the cases filed before them in 2015.
Seventy-four per cent of judgments issued by the primary courts were final whereas the appeal courts settled 75 per cent of the appeals they received during the year.
Public Prosecution settled 95 per cent of the cases submitted during the same year.
The number of cases filed with the primary courts in Muscat Governorate stood at 63,163 of which the courts issued judgments in 49,366.
The judgments on reconciliations issued by the primary courts amounted to 2,620.
A majority of cases filed with the primary courts during the year pertained to the Civil Department ( 21,041 cases) followed by the Penal Department ( 18,973 cases) and Commercial Department ( 11,227 cases).
The Sharia Department received 6,326 cases of which it delivered judgments in 4,944. The Labour Department received 5,596 cases.
The cases filed by the government departments stood at 1,180, a majority of which were filed with the Penal Department followed by the Civil Department, the Commercial Department, the Sharia courts and the Labour Department, respectively.
The number of cases received by the Appeals Courts stood at 25,718, a majority of which were filed with the Penal Department followed by the Civil Department and the Commercial Department, respectively.
The Labour Department of the Appeals Courts received 2,440 cases of which the judgments were delivered in 1, 735 cases.
The cases filed with the Sharia Department of the Appeals Courts stood at 1,673 cases.
The public prosecution received 36,096 cases of misdemeanor followed by 2,492 cases of felony, traffic misdemeanor (1,236 ), traffic felony ( 768 cases) and other cases (476).
The Reconciliation Committees received 18,773 applications for reconciliation, a majority of which related to civil cases (8,172) followed by commercial cases 7,848 and personal cases of 2,753 . —ONA