The variety of criminal activities taped in Japan in 2020 struck the most affordable degree in the postwar period for the 6th straight year, with a sharp decrease in road criminal activity as individuals stayed at home throughout the coronavirus pandemic, authorities information revealedThursday
However, the variety of assessments on residential physical violence and also cybercrime got to record-high degrees, according to the National Police Agency information.
Overall, there were 614,303 criminal activity instances in Japan in 2014, down 17.9% from the 2019 number– the fastest speed of decrease on document.
“Changes in society such as the spread of ‘the new normal’ (amid the pandemic) will continue to impact the future crime situation,” an NPA authorities stated. “But it’s possible that there are more victims of abuse, domestic violence and stalking who remain hidden, so we will take preventative measures by responding promptly to consultations.”
Street criminal activity, consisting of vending-machine criminal damage and also snatch-and-run instances, dropped 27.0% from the previous year to 199,282. The decrease was particularly noticeable after the initial state of emergency situation over the infection was proclaimed in April, with a 43.2% dive on year seen in May.
Heinous criminal activities, consisting of murder, went down 9.7% to 8,934.
The variety of assessments on residential physical violence increased 0.5% from the previous year to a document 82,641, of which 8,701 instances were checked out.
– Japan Times