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6 Formulation of action programs

  In response to the worsening situation with crime, the “Action Program to Create a Crime-Resistant Society - Aiming for the Restoration of Japan as the World’s Safest Country -” was established at a ministerial meeting on countermeasures against crimes in December 2003. After taking into consideration the results of five years of efforts under this action program, the “Action Program to Create a Crime-Resistant Society 2008” was established in December 2008. The new action program pinpoints seven top prior issues and aims to restore genuine public safety within the next five years through promoting concrete measures for those issues, which are: “the creation of a society that is resistant to offenses near at hand,” “the creation of a society that does not produce offenders,” “the response to internationalization,” “the response to antisocial forces such as crime organizations, etc.,” “the creation of secure cyberspace,” “the response to the threat of terrorism, etc.,” and “infrastructure development for restoring public safety.” The government and the private sector have both been making efforts hand in hand to realize the action program.