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 White paper on crime 2004 Part1/Chapter1/Section6/1. 

Section6 Election-Related Offenses

1. Trend in offenses related to elections

  Fig. 1-1-6-1 shows the number of persons newly received by public prosecutors over the last10years for Public Offices Election Law(Law No.100of1950)violations.In2003,5,040persons were newly received.

Fig. 1-1-6-1 Number of persons newly received by public prosecutors for Public Offices Election Law violations(1994-2003)

  The annual number of Public Offices Election Law violations depends on whether or not there have been any elections and on which type of elections.It was remarkably high in1995and1999,as unified local elections were held in April1995and in April1999.In2003,unified local elections were held in April,and general elections for the House of Representatives were also held in November.However,persons newly received in that year fell below1995and1997.
  Of persons referred for violations of election-related laws in2003,bribery and inducement of interests"was the most common,accounting for nearly90%of the total,followed bydeceptive registration,false declaration,etc.,votes by non-voters,deceptive voting practices,improper acts of increasing or decreasing the number of casted votes,and violations of obligation of entry for voting by proxy"(Source:Criminal Statistics by National Police Agency).