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The number of crimes reported in Japan in 2015 hit a postwar low, the National Police Agency said Thursday, attributing the trend to an increase in security cameras as well as raised public awareness of crime prevention.

Overall penal code violations decreased 9.3 percent from the previous year to 1,099,048, falling below the previous record of 1,190,549 set in 1973, the agency said in a preliminary report.

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