Court Statistics is a vital lifeline to understanding the workings of a country's justice system. Statistics are hard to source, particularly that relevant to deep criminological research, which was mainly published by the National Statistics Office through its Abstracts of Statistics Series. Refer to the Bibliography for a full reference.
Other statistics that are court-related such as age of cases pending are now available online and can be accessed from the Ministry for Justice and Home Affairs. The information is split into civil and criminal statistics as well as published reports.
An online sentences system entitled 'Sentenzi Online' was introduced in 2001 and aims to publish all sentences as decided by the Maltese Law Courts. The system has a considerable number of cases being rendered in an online dissemination structure and the aim is to have all sentences uploaded to for wider dissemination.
The sentences cover the following four services:
Click on the link below to access the online sentences database