November 25th. On the 24th local time, the crime white paper issued by the Ministry of Justice of Japan showed that the country’s criminal crimes in 2019 showed an aging trend, with 22% of people over 65 years old, the highest on record.
According to a report from Japan’s Asahi Shimbun on the 24th, data held by the Japanese police showed that there were a total of 748,559 criminal cases in the country in 2019, and 192,607 people were filed for investigation. Among them, people over 65 accounted for 22%, or 42,463. This is the highest percentage on record.
In terms of crime types, more than 70% of senior criminals are suspected of theft, especially female criminals, which is more than 90%. The Ministry of Justice of Japan believes that the increase in the aging population has had an impact on the aging of crime.
In addition, a total of 93,967 criminal offenders in Japan in 2019 were recidivists, accounting for 48.8% of the total. This proportion has been on the rise since 27.7% in 1996.