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White Paper on criminality 2002


Unswerving cyclist
14 Mar 2002
Granted, still nothing compared to other industrialized countries, but a "trend".

Japan groans under rising crime wave

""The failure of families, schools and society in general to educate people in the right way has given rise to moral degeneration. It is essential to build a cooperative structure where the government and the public can tackle the problem together. Neighborhood watch programs might also help," an official of the institute said."

Great insights! Neighbourhood watch programs? Spying housewives?

=> http://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/news/20021119p2a00m0dm016000c.html


Crime-solving rate falls below 20% for first time

"According to the document, the number of criminal cases last year rose 10% from the previous year to 3,581,521. Excluding traffic-related offenses, the number rose 12% to 2,735,612. For both categories, the figures were record highs for the sixth straight year, it said."

=> http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=2&id=239174
What do you think about the rising crime rate?

=> http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=popvox&id=317&display=all

Emi Kawamura, 23: "Now, I see so many foreigners sitting idly on the corners, watching people at night around my train station. Therefore, my mom drives to the station to pick me up every night after I finish work."

Katsuko Muramatsu, 64: "I don't know whether the media is just reporting too much about foreigners committing crimes or not but I am scared of foreigners. Even if they look like a nice person, I doubt if they are really nice at heart."

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