Criminal Affairs Bureau


 

Overview

1.Number of Penal Code Offenses Known to the Police (See Appendix 2)
In 2018, the number of penal code offenses Known to the police was 817,338, a decrease of 97,704 (10.7%) from the previous year. After marking a postwar record high in 2002, it has continued to decrease since 2003. In 2018, the number is less than one-third of that in 2002.

Among the different types of offenses known to the police, the number of larcenies was 582,141, a decrease of 73,357 (11.2%) from the previous year. There has been a decreasing trend in the number of felonies (murder, robbery, arson, and forcible sexual intercourse) in recent years. But in 2018, the number of felonies was 4,900, showing an increase of 60 (1.2%) from the previous year.

In addition, the number of intellectual offenses was 42,594, a decrease of 4,415 (9.4%) from the previous year.

2.Number of Cleared Penal Code Offenses (See Appendix 2)
The number of cleared penal code offenses was 309,409, a decrease of 17,672 (5.4%) from the previous year, while the number of persons arrested was 206,0945, a decrease of 8,909 (4.1%) from the previous year.

The number of cleared larcenies was 190,544, a decrease of 13,752 (6.7%) from the previous year.
The number of cleared felonies was 4,337, an increase of 144 (3.4%) from the previous year.
The number of cleared intellectual offenses was 19,691, a decrease of 1,274 (6.1%) from the previous year.
 

Number of Penal Code Offenses Known to the Police

5  This number includes not only persons arrested but also those against whom necessary investigations have been completed without detention


Trends in Penal Code Offense Known and Cleared (1946 – 2018)

Note: The number of persons arrested includes not only persons arrested but also those against whom necessary investigations have been completed without detention.
 

3.Cooperation of Citizens

The understanding and cooperation of the citizens is critical in crime investigation. The police call for information and assistance which could facilitate investigations from the public through its offline and online publications.

In addition,   the police introduced the Special Reward System  -  a public reward system - in 2007, to encourage citizens to provide information for solving serious crimes.

A Reward Poster 

Overview(402KB)


Organized Crime Department