|Previous Next Index Image Index Year Selection|
3 Trends by type of offenseTable 4-1-1-7 shows the number of juveniles cleared for non-traffic penal code offenses by type of offense and sex, and juvenile rate in 2008 (See Appendices 4-3, 4-4, and 4-5).
By type of offense the proportion for theft was the highest at 58.8%, and then embezzlement (including embezzlement of lost property, etc.; hereinafter the same in this subsection). The juvenile rate was high for breaking into a residence, extortion, damage to property, theft, and embezzlement. The female rate among juveniles was high for fraud and theft.
Table 4-1-1-7 Number of juveniles cleared for non-traffic penal code offenses by type of offense and sex, and juvenile rate (2008)Fig. 4-1-1-8 shows the number of juveniles cleared for homicide and robbery by age group since 1954.
Fig. 4-1-1-8 Number of juveniles cleared for homicide/robbery by age group (1954–2008)
The number of juveniles cleared for robbery increased sharply from around 1993 for all age groups except for juveniles of illegal behavior, decreased sharply in 2004, and then continued decreasing. In 2008 it was 284 (up 27 from the previous year) among senior juveniles, 276 (down 50 (id.)) among intermediate juveniles, and 153 (down 21 (id.)) among junior juveniles. The number of juveniles of illegal behavior cleared for robbery has remained within the range from 10 to 30s since 1987 and was 22 (down six (id.)) in 2008. In 2008 many of the robbery cases were on-the-street robberies (Source: The Community Safety Bureau, National Police Agency).