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White Paper on Crime 2010-Actual Situation and Treatment Concerning Serious Offenders

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Date Published
October 2011
448 pages
With a focus on 2009, this White Paper on Crime in Japan presents an overview of recent crime trends and the treatment of offenders, including serious offenders, and their rates of reoffending.
The paper contains seven major sections. A section on crime trends in 2009 presents data on penal code offenses (reported cases and crime rate, persons cleared, and the clearance rate), along with data on non-traffic penal code offenses. A separate chapter in this section contains data on major offenses that violate "special" acts, such as the Child Welfare Act, the Stalker Control Act, and Public Offices Election Act. The section also presents chapters on offenses of various types, a comparison of crime trends with other countries, and offenses committed by and against Japanese nationals outside of Japan. The section on the treatment of offenders contains chapters that address not only the treatment of adult offenders in the context of corrections, but also in prosecutorial and court processing. A chapter also addresses international cooperation in criminal justice. A third section of the paper, "Trends in Offenses by Specific Offenders and Their Treatment," contains chapters on foreign national offenders, offenders linked to organized crime groups, drug offenders, elderly offenders, offenders with mental disorders, and repeat offenders. A fourth section includes four chapters with data on trends in juvenile delinquency and the treatment of juvenile delinquents. A fifth major section of the paper, "Crime Victims," presents statistics on the injuries, financial losses, and health problems suffered by crime victims, along with criminal justice services provided to crime victims. A sixth major section, "Criminal Justice System Reforms," describes the types of criminal justice reforms recently implemented in Japan. The concluding section contains chapters on trends in serious offenses, the treatment of serious offenders, and their rate of reoffending. Extensive tables and figures