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NCJ Number: 83513 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Trends in Criminality (From Summary of the White Paper on Crime, 1981, P 1-31 - See NCJ-83512)
Corporate Author: United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders

Japan Ministry of Justice
Research and Training Institute
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: Japan Ministry of Justice
Tokyo, Japan
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
Tokyo, Japan
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: This Japanese study presents crime trends and a statistical review of crime in 1980, trends affecting various crimes, data on special crimes and offenders, and research on sentencing through the use of computerized criminal records.
Abstract: General trends in penal code offenses in Japan show a sharp rise from 1946 to 1948, a decrease to 1953, an increase culminating in 1964 (exceeding the 1948 peak), a slight 2-year decrease, followed by a third period of acceleration which peaked in 1970; a decrease from 1971-74 has been followed by a gradual increase to a 1980 total of 1,812,755 offenses, second only to the 1970 peak of 1,932,401. The 1980 figure represents 1,355,974 nontraffic penal code offenses, compared to a high of 1,599,968 in 1948. Trends are discussed for the following specific crimes: those committed by violent gangster groups, violent crime committed by youthful extremists, crimes committed by public officials, pollution offenses, public election law violations, traffic offenses, crimes by female offenders, crimes committed by foreigners, and crimes committed by Japanese in foreign countries. Drug offenses and mentally disturbed offenders are also considered. The discussion of research on sentencing through the use of computerized criminal records considers trends in imprisonment for heinous crimes, violent crimes, property offenses, drug offenses, and negligence offenses. Trends in fines are examined as well. Limited tabular and graphic data are provided.
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Crime Statistics; Japan; Offender statistics; Offense statistics
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