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Okinawa, which comprises just 0.6% of the landmass of Japan, plays host to 74% of American bases and facilities in the land of the rising sun.
Between 1972 - 2011, the following incidents in Okinawa occurred.
Accidents involving US Military aircraft: 522 (17 per year or 1.5 a month)
Crime involving US military personnel or dependents: 5,654 (188 per year or 15.6 a month)
Murder, burglary, and brutal crimes: 734 (2 a month)
Note: these are the crimes that were officially recorded.
Asahi Shinbun newspaper
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