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No. of criminal offenses drops below 1.3 million for first time in 35 years

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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%.

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" It is the first time in 35 years that the number of crimes has dropped below 1.3 million." Good news for ABE SAN?

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It would be interesting to know how closely this correlates with the aging of the population. In which case the aggregate number has little meaning and we'd have to compare the age groups most involved in crime to see if the relative number of offenses at a given population is higher, lower or the same. Also we should look more closely at the type of crime, as there is a huge difference between a pinched bicycle and a stabbing.

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I'm generally skeptical of statistics gathered by police agencies.

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didnt osaka fudge their numbers to make tokyo seem the most dangerous city? has that been filtered in here?

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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.

Good news, but those numbers don't seem to add up:

If it dropped by 86,000 to 1,120,474, then the previous year it's 1,120,474 plus 86,000 = 1,206,474

That's still below 1.3 million, so this cannot be the first time in 35 years it has dropped below 1.3 million.

Maybe they mean it dropped below, not 1.3 but 1.2 million?

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Could this be because others have already died while in police custody before being found guilty?

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how does it compare to other countries? I want to know... Google is my friend! :D

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Ageing popular nation less energy to kill.

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Good news, but those numbers don't seem to add up: If it dropped by 86,000 to 1,120,474, then the previous year it's 1,120,474 plus 86,000 = 1,206,474 That's still below 1.3 million, so this cannot be the first time in 35 years it has dropped below 1.3 million. Maybe they mean it dropped below, not 1.3 but 1.2 million?

New math Japanese style.....and watch out, contesting the figures could run against the new privacy and secrets law so please be careful when you "Question" the government released statistics and anything reported here.

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Coud this be because the population of Japan has been decreasing?

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All these numbers always get fudged not only by type of occurrences but by specific geographical areas.

One example may not apply here but in the U.S. homicides are only reported as such if a person dies on the scene from the incident not on the way to the hospital.

So maybe thefts and violent crimes are not reported until everything is fully reviewed and it was determined that the crime was committed, just think about how many more are pending at this same exact time. I would say add 15% to this figure and you'll get the true numbers.

But that's just me I don't know anything about this.

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But crimes by dangerous foreigners has gone up, right? I mean, give us something to work with, NPA.

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Safe to say the acts of politicians are not included in any of the numbers. Fraud, deceit, misappropriation all come to mind.

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