White paper on crime 2010 Part1/Chapter2/Section2/5
Table 1-2-2-5 shows the number of persons newly received by public prosecutors offices for Public Offices Election Act violations (Act No. 100 of 1950), which can significantly vary depending on the implementation status of elections, over the last 10 years (See Appendix 1-4).
Examining the number of persons referred in 2009 (813 persons) by type of violation revealed that “bribery, inducement by interested parties” accounted for the majority at 634 (78.0%). Others included “fraudulent registration, fraudulent declarations, etc., fraudulent votes, counterfeit/manipulation of votes, or violation of entry obligation in proxy votes” at 70 persons (8.6%) and “infringement of the freedom of elections” at 45 (5.5%) (Source: Criminal Statistics by National Police Agency).