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2 CorrectionFig. 3-4-2-2 shows the number of elderly persons among new inmates over the last 20 years.
The number has been on a basically consistent increasing trend over the last 20 years, and this increasing trend is quite remarkable as compared with the total new inmates.
Fig. 3-4-2-2 Number of new elderly inmates (1989–2008)Fig. 3-4-2-3 shows the percent distribution of new elderly inmates in 2008 by sex and type of offense.
Among females and males in total, the proportion for theft was the highest at 50.6%, followed by fraud at 10.3%, Stimulants Control Act violations at 6.4%, Road Traffic Act violations at 6.1%, and injury/assault at 3.3%. Among males, the order was almost the same and the percent distribution by type of offense was also similar. Among females, the proportion for theft was especially high at 73.2%.
Fig. 3-4-2-3 Percent distribution of new elderly inmates by sex and type of offense (2008)