Sep 19, 2013

Seizure of drugs on rise in first six months

The amount of stimulant drugs seized by police soared to 550.1 kg from January to June, about 3.4 times the amount seized in first half of 2012, the National Police Agency said Thursday. Even though that total was for only six months, it is ...

Sep 12, 2013

5,670 children suffered mental abuse in first half

A record high 5,670 children were mentally abused in the first half of 2013, the National Police Agency said in a report Thursday. The total was up 2,036, or 56.0 percent, from the previous year, the report said. The figure was based on police ...

Pick peaks within your ability, climbers urged

Jul 16, 2013

Pick peaks within your ability, climbers urged

by Koichi Tsujimura

Now that it’s summer climbing season, police and rescue teams are urging potential climbers to choose mountains and routes appropriate for their ability and strength amid an increase in mountain accidents. The National Police Agency said 2,465 people were involved in mountain accidents last ...

Jul 9, 2013

Japan suffered 14,192 suicides from January to June

The number of suicides across the nation from January to June fell slightly to 14,192, the National Police Agency said in a preliminary report Tuesday. The figure was 102 fewer than in the first half of 2012, when the annual number of suicides fell ...

Feb 22, 2013

Sex offenders among youths up 23%: NPA

Police took action against 648 minors for sex-related crimes in 2012, up 23 percent from the year before, the National Police Agency said Thursday. Data compiled by the agency revealed a notable increase of offenders among junior high school students. “They may have been ...