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Understanding Compensation Orders

When a person is convicted of an offence, the court can order the offender to compensate the victim by making a compensation order. Under what circumstances can compensation orders be made and how are they enforced? Here are some key facts about compensation orders in Singapore.

Fact: Compensation orders can be made for any offence punishable by any written law in Singapore. Section 359 of the Criminal Procedure Code 2010 makes it mandatory for the court to consider whether a compensation order should be made when convicting an offender.

The infographic below explains more about compensation orders.