• Kyodo


The government paid ¥882 million ($7.73 million) in aid to 390 crime victims and their kin in fiscal 2016, down ¥109 million from the previous year, the National Police Agency said Thursday.

It paid an average ¥4.86 million to the family members of 129 victims killed in crimes, with the maximum payment amounting to ¥25.99 million, the NPA said.

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