The National Police Agency reported Friday that the number of criminal offenses has decreased from last year by 86,000, or 7.2%, to a total of 1,120,474. It is the first time in 35 years that the number of crimes has dropped below 1.3 million.
The NPA said the figures were from Jan 1 to Nov 30, TBS reported.
Thefts and cases of stolen cars dropped by 8%, while violent crimes were down by 3.8%, the NPA said. Bank fraud jumped by 9.3%.© Japan Today