Statistical Data

Status of the granting of compensation and rewards to public interest reporters by year

Status of the granting of compensation and rewards to public interest reporters by year

● Source: Civil Rights White Paper 2018
● Investigating organization: ANTI-CORRUPTION AND CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION
● Investigation period: 2012. ~ 2018. 12. 31.
● Procedure of compensation for public interest reporters: Rewards for public interest reporters are granted when the state or local governments secure the recovery of or increase in direct revenues or the relevant legal relations are clarified through rulings such as ① penalty or notification disposition, ② confiscation or surcharge, ③ fine or enforcement levy, ④ surcharge, ⑤ national or local tax, ⑥ charge or additional charges, ⑦ or compensation for damages or return of unfair profits.
● In 2018, KRW 2,213 million was provided in reward money for 277 public interest reports, bringing the total reward money paid since the enactment of the act to approximately KRW 6,827 million for 5,982 reported cases.

Statistical Data

(unit : 1,000won, case)

Status of the granting of compensation and rewards to public interest reporters by year
Division Total Compensation Structure
cnt amount cnt amount cnt amount
total 5,994 6,850,942 5,994 6,850,942 5,994 6,850,942
2012 33 28,551 33 28,551 33 28,551
2013 319 227,708 319 227,708 319 227,708
2014 658 397,546 658 397,546 658 397,546
2015 511 379,997 511 379,997 511 379,997
2016 2,478 1,604,318 2,478 1,604,317 2,478 1,604,317
2017 1,711 1,977,378 1,711 1,977,378 1,711 1,977,378
2018 284 2,235,443 284 2,235,443 284 2,235,443