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The number of arrests for indecent assaults in Japan hit an all time high in 2014.
There were 7,400 cases last year, which is the highest since records first started being kept in 1966.
In an editorial aside, JapanVisitor suspects this may reflect better record keeping on the part of the police - and not necessarily what is happening around Japan. In the past, the police rarely recorded such cases - or even pursued them - with much enthusiasm.
Thus, the actual number of cases is probably not higher; if anything, some scholars assert that, like other crimes, the real total is probably considerably lower than in decades past.
Source: Yomiuri Shinbun
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