Crime in Japan Drops To Lowest Postwar Level Amid Pandemic

People wearing face masks walk in Tokyo's Shinjuku area on Feb. 2, 2021. (Kyodo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The number of crimes recorded in Japan in 2020 hit the lowest level in the postwar era for the sixth straight year, with a sharp decline in street crime as people stayed home during the coronavirus pandemic, police data showed Thursday.

However, the number of consultations on domestic violence and cybercrime reached record-high levels, according to the National Police Agency data.

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