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14 Dec, 2013

Shoplifting comprises 10% of all crimes, rate rising among seniors | The Japan Times

Shoplifting cases accounted for nearly 10 percent of all criminal offenses recognized by police, with the rate increasing, according to a National Police Agency survey. By age group, the number of charged shoplifters increased only among people aged 65 or over.

“Measures to prevent the elderly from being isolated are necessary because the rise is not due chiefly to economic hardship,” the NPA said Wednesday.

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