BEIJING, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's procuratorates investigated and prosecuted 21,300 individuals for duty-related crimes from January to November 2021, up 15.1 percent year on year, according to a senior prosecutor.
There were more cases with significant amounts of money involved during the period, which led to severe damages and consequences, said Shi Weizhong, an official from the Supreme People's Procuratorate, in an online interview on Monday.
The number of cases involving judicial personnel handled by procuratorates during the period increased 74.7 percent year on year from 2020 and 90.1 percent from 2019, he said.
The large increase showed the efforts made by procuratorates and their determination to carry out supervision duties and take a strong hand against duty-related crimes involving judicial personnel, according to Shi.
Bribery-related cases involving a total of 2,717 individuals were also dealt with over the period, up 18.3 percent from the same period in 2020, Shi said. ■