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Japan’s relatively low crime rate just got lower. Recently released figures from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development showed that only 1.4 percent of people in Japan had been victims of assault compared with the OECD average of 4.0 percent for annual assault and mugging rates.

Overall Japan was ranked the safest country in the world, with the second- lowest homicide rate after Iceland and the second-lowest assault rate after Canada.

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