Corruption – If don’t prosecute = Higher conviction rate?

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“99% conviction rate for corruption cases highest in 3 years, dip in graft-related complaints: CPIB” (Today, Apr 29)

“CPIB was previously in the spotlight due to the Keppel Offshore and Marine corruption case, in which it was unable to prosecute six former executives who allegedly paid US$55 million (S$74 million) in bribes to officials of Brazilian state-owned oil giant Petrobras. All six were given stern warnings by CPIB.”


Here’s a layman’s simplistic statistical question – If fewer cases are prosecuted, like the Keppel case – does it mean that the conviction rate, may mathematically be likely to be higher?

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Leong Sze Hian has served as the president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), Hotel Mumbai (associate producer), invited to speak more than 200 times in about 40 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of 2 countries. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.