The National Police Agency pledged Sept. 29 to step up efforts to protect crime victims from retaliation after the people who victimized them are released from prisons, NPA sources said.

When retaliatory attacks are considered highly likely, the NPA plans to inform crime victims of when the criminal will be released, they said. The NPA is also considering informing crime victims of the offender’s address if the freed prisoner lives near the victim’s home.

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