Crime rate in first half of 2019 dropped in Japan

According to Japanese police department, the number of crimes continued to decline in Japan for the first half of 2019 and the full-year forecast expected to reach lowest postwar level for the fifth consecutive year.

In the first six months of 2019 year, crimes dropped nearly 9% from previous year, however senior citizens made up 80.6 percent of the total victims of fraud cases.reported by the National Police Agency.

The criminal offenses was decreased in 44 prefectures of Japan. The decline seems to reflect the spread of surveillance cameras and the effects of public-private efforts to prevent crimes.