The National Police Agency says that 260 police officers and officials nationwide received disciplinary action in 2017.
Among the reasons for discipline, the NPA said the highest numbers were for sexual harassment and camera voyeurism by 83 individuals, Fuji TV reported.
Cases involving theft, fraud and embezzlement were committed by 57 people, while traffic accidents and violations resulted in 40 law enforcement officials being reprimanded.
Other reasons included "violations of work discipline" and power harassment.
In terms of disciplinary action, 32 were fired, 72 suspended and formal warnings given to 34. In 122 cases, police personnel had their salaries cut.
Furthermore, a breakdown by prefectures reports that Fukuoka had the most offenders with 23 officers being disciplined, followed by 21 in Tokyo and 19 in Osaka.
Yamagata, Kochi and Tottori Prefectural Police cited no disciplinary actions against officers.© Japan Today