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More than 50% of respondents to a government survey said they feel public safety in Japan has worsened over the past 10 years, with many raising concerns about online fraud and cybercrimes, according to the results released in March.

While 85.1% of respondents said they felt Japan was a safe and peaceful place to live, 10.1% said they believed public security had “worsened” over the last decade and 44.5% believed it had “somewhat worsened,” the Cabinet Office survey showed.

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