Over 100,000 court cases in Bahrain in 2010

Bahraini courts handled more than 100,000 cases in 2010, nearly 10 per cent of the island nation’s population, official figures showed on Thursday.

The figures by the public prosecution showed the 102,255 cases were nearly 27 per cent above the cases handed in the Gulf Kingdom in 2009.

Traffic offences accounted for nearly half the total cases, standing at 48,482 in 2010, and nearly 25 per cent of them were in the capital Manama.

Criminal cases stood at 6,119 while funds collected from those cases were estimated at nearly BD414,000 ($1.07 million).

Bahrain is the smallest Gulf country, with an estimated population of around 1.1 million at the end of 2009.

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