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1 Volunteer probation officersVolunteer probation officers can be assigned to any one of 882 probation districts (as of April 1, 2009) nationwide where they engage in rehabilitation services such as implementation of probation/parole supervision and crime prevention activities, etc.
Fig. 2-5-5-1 shows the number of volunteer probation officers and their average age since 1953.
Fig. 2-5-5-1 Number of volunteer probation officers and their average age (1953–2009)
Fig. 2-5-5-2 shows the percent distribution of volunteer probation officers by age group and occupation.
By age group, those aged 60 or older accounted for 72.5% while the proportion of those aged 49 or younger was 5.3%. By occupation, the proportion of unemployed persons (including housewives) was the highest, followed by company employees, etc. Those engaged in commerce/services and involved with religion were also common.
Fig. 2-5-5-2 Percent distribution of volunteer probation officers by age group and occupation (as of January 1, 2009)