Crimes down to 3rd lowest post-WWII level in Japan last year
Kyodo -- Jan 08
The number of crimes recorded by Japanese police in 2014 fell 7.8 percent from the previous year to 1,212,240, marking the third lowest post-World War II level, the National Police Agency said Thursday.

The fall in the overall number of crimes was largely attributable to a sharp decline in thefts, down 8.6 percent to a new postwar low of 897,309.

"An increase in the use of high-tech security keys, windows and other building parts, as well as anti-burglary patrols by volunteers, are apparently the factors behind the decline," an agency official said.

去年1年間に全国で起きた殺人事件は1054件で、前の年より1割以上増えたことが分­かりました。
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