The number of crimes recorded in Japan in 2020 hit the lowest level in the postwar era for the sixth straight year, with a sharp decline in street crime as people stayed home during the coronavirus pandemic, police data showed Thursday.

However, the number of consultations on domestic violence and cybercrime reached record-high levels, according to the National Police Agency (NPA) data.

Overall, there were 614,303 criminal cases in Japan last year, down 17.9% from the 2019 figure — the fastest pace of decline on record.