Statistics

Number of cases handled by the Family Justice Courts

Total number of cases handled by the Family Justice Courts: 25,6331

 Maintenance
 Fresh Applications   831
 Enforcement of Maintenance Orders  1,650
 Variation / Rescission / Suspension of Maintenance Orders  556
 Enforcement of Maintenance of Parents Tribunal Orders  11
 Enforcement of Syariah Court Orders  150
 Total  3,198

 Family Violence
 Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO)  2,248
 Variation / Rescission of PPO  208
 Breach of PPO  26
 Total  2,482

 Divorce Writs
 Total  6,016

 Others
 Adoption  342
 Probate  7,006
 Originating Summons  806
 Breach of Syariah Court Orders  131
 Summonses (Family)2  4,512
 Total  12,797

 Youth Courts
 Youth Arrest Charges  825
 Beyond Parental Control3  38
 Child Protection Orders3  255
 Youth Summons Case / Youth Court Notice4  22
 Total  1,140

1 Figures for 2020 are subject to revision
2 Includes Divorce, Originating Summons, Probate and Adoption Summonses
3 Refers to number of youths
4 Formerly refers to Police Summonses/Summonses & Tickets, and Other Charges


Total number of cases handled by the Family Justice Courts: 27,953

 Maintenance1
 Fresh Applications   1,133
 Enforcement of Maintenance Orders  2,290
 Variation / Rescission / Suspension of Maintenance Orders  682
 Enforcement of Maintenance of Parents Tribunal Orders  45
 Enforcement of Syariah Court Orders  263
 Total  4,413

 Family Violence1
 Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO)  2,460
 Variation / Rescission of PPO  230
 Breach of PPO  15
 Total  2,705

 Divorce Writs
 Total  6,321

 Others
 Adoption  500
 Probate  7,023
 Originating Summons  906
 Breach of Syariah Court Orders  150
 Summonses (Family)2  4,815
 Total  13,394

 Youth Courts
 Youth Arrest Charges  779
 Beyond Parental Control3  84
 Child Protection Orders3  257
 Youth Summons Case / Youth Court Notice4  0
 Total  1,120

1 Maintenance and Family Violence statistics are revised as at January 2021
2 Includes Divorce, Originating Summons, Probate and Adoption Summonses
3 Refers to number of youths
4 Formerly refers to Police Summonses/Summonses & Tickets, and Other Charges


Total number of cases handled by the Family Justice Courts: 27,476

 Maintenance1
 Fresh Applications  1,207
 Enforcement of Maintenance Orders  2,419
 Variation / Rescission / Suspension of Maintenance Orders  758
 Enforcement of Maintenance of Parents Tribunal Orders  18
 Enforcement of Syariah Court Orders  298
 Total  4,700

 Family Violence1
 Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO)  2,480
 Variation / Rescission of PPO  199
 Breach of PPO  22
 Total  2,701

 Divorce Writs
 Total  5,977

 Others
 Adoption  429
 Probate1  6,590
 Originating Summons  889
 Breach of Syariah Court Orders  155
 Summonses (Family)2  4,971
 Total  13,034

 Youth Courts
 Youth Arrest Charges  589
 Beyond Parental Control3  114
 Child Protection Orders3  293
 Youth Summons Case / Youth Court Notice4  68
 Total  1,064

1 Probate statistics are revised as at January 2019, and Maintenance and Family Violence statistics are revised as at January 2021
2 Includes Divorce, Originating Summons, Probate and Adoption Summonses
3 Refers to number of youths
4 Formerly refers to Police Summonses/Summonses & Tickets, and Other Charges


Total number of cases handled by the Family Justice Courts: 28,058

 Maintenance1
 Fresh Applications  1,301
 Enforcement of Maintenance Orders  2,522
 Variation / Rescission / Suspension of Maintenance Orders  768
 Enforcement of Maintenance of Parents Tribunal Orders  24
 Enforcement of Syariah Court Orders  346
 Total  4,961

 Family Violence1
 Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO)  2,685
 Variation / Rescission of PPO  201
 Breach of PPO  46
 Total  2,932

 Divorce Writs
 Total  6,093

 Others
 Adoption  414
 Probate1  6,459
 Originating Summons  901
 Breach of Syariah Court Orders  174
 Summonses (Family)2  4,975
 Total  12,923

 Youth Courts
 Youth Arrest Charges  812
 Beyond Parental Control3  86
 Child Protection Orders3  246
 Youth Summons Case / Youth Court Notice4  5
 Total  1,149

1 Probate statistics are revised as at January 2019, and Maintenance and Family Violence statistics are revised as at January 2021
2 Includes Divorce, Originating Summons, Probate and Adoption Summonses
3 Refers to number of youths
4 Formerly refers to Police Summonses/Summonses & Tickets, and Other Charges


Total number of cases handled by the Family Justice Courts: 27,841

 Maintenance
 Fresh Applications  1,434
 Enforcement of Maintenance Orders  2,651
 Variation / Rescission / Suspension of Maintenance Orders  934
 Enforcement of Maintenance of Parents Tribunal Orders  29
 Enforcement of Syariah Court Orders  347
 Total  5,395

 Family Violence
 Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO)  2,811
 Variation / Rescission of PPO  151
 Breach of PPO  42
 Total  3,004

 Divorce Writs
 Total  6,303

 Others
 Adoption  404
 Probate1  5,775
 Originating Summons  757
 Breach of Syariah Court Orders  241
 Summonses (Family)2  4,881
 Total  12,058

 Youth Courts
 Youth Arrest Charges  755
 Beyond Parental Control3  80
 Child Protection Orders3  219
 Youth Summons Case / Youth Court Notice4  27
 Total  1,081

1 Probate statistics are revised as at January 2019
2 Includes Divorce, Originating Summons, Probate and Adoption Summonses
3 Refers to number of youths
4 Formerly refers to Police Summonses/Summonses & Tickets, and Other Charges


Total number of cases handled by the Family Justice Courts: 26,767

 Maintenance
 Fresh Applications  1,504
 Enforcement of Maintenance Orders  2,753
 Variation / Rescission / Suspension of Maintenance Orders  987
 Enforcement of Maintenance of Parents Tribunal Orders  35
 Enforcement of Syariah Court Orders  328
 Total  5,607

 Family Violence
 Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO)  2,885
 Variation / Rescission of PPO  138
 Breach of PPO  68
 Total  3,091

 Divorce Writs
 Total  5,921

 Others
 Adoption  332
 Probate1  5,445
 Originating Summons  715
 Breach of Syariah Court Orders  259
 Summonses (Family)2  4,500
 Total  11,251

 Youth Courts
 Youth Arrest Charges  658
 Beyond Parental Control3  82
 Child Protection Orders3  80
 Youth Summons Case / Youth Court Notice4  77
 Total  897

1 Probate statistics are revised as at January 2019
2 Includes Divorce, Originating Summons, Probate and Adoption Summonses
3 Refers to number of youths
4 Formerly refers to Police Summonses/Summonses & Tickets, and Other Charges


Number of PPO/EO/DEO Applications


 Number of Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO),
 breakdown by Gender of Applicant
 Females  1,667
 Males  581
 Total  2,248

 Proportion of Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO),
 breakdown by Gender of Applicant
 Females  74.2%
 Males  25.8%
 Total  100%



 Number of Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO),
 breakdown by Gender of Applicant
 Females  1,873
 Males  587
 Total  2,460

 Proportion of Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO),
 breakdown by Gender of Applicant
 Females  76.1%
 Males  23.9%
 Total  100%



 Number of Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO),
 breakdown by Gender of Applicant
 Females  1,875
 Males  605
 Total  2,480

 Proportion of Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO),
 breakdown by Gender of Applicant
 Females  75.6%
 Males  24.4%
 Total  100%



 Number of Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO),
 breakdown by Gender of Applicant
 Females  2,053
 Males  632
 Total  2,685

 Proportion of Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO),
 breakdown by Gender of Applicant
 Females  76.5%
 Males  23.5%
 Total  100%



 Number of Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO),
 breakdown by Gender of Applicant
 Females  2,130
 Males  681
 Total  2,811

 Proportion of Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO),
 breakdown by Gender of Applicant
 Females  75.8%
 Males  24.2%
 Total  100%



 Number of Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO),
 breakdown by Gender of Applicant
 Females  2,180
 Males  705
 Total  2,885

 Proportion of Fresh Applications for Personal Protection Orders (PPO),
 breakdown by Gender of Applicant
 Females  75.6%
 Males  24.4%
 Total  100%


Source: Family Justice Courts

Statistics are accurate as of January 2021.