White paper on crime 2010 Part5/Chapter1/Section3
Table 5-1-3-1 shows the number of reported cases (including cases without damage; hereinafter the same in this section) for robbery, theft, fraud, extortion, embezzlement, and embezzlement of lost property, etc. (including cases in which victims are juridical persons or other organizations; hereinafter collectively referred to as “property offenses” in this section) and the amount of damages resulting from those offenses over the last 10 years. The number of reported cases and the amount of damages increased until 2002, but then started decreasing from 2003. The total amount of damages resulting from property offenses was approximately 182.4 billion yen (approximately 79.5 billion yen of this was damages in cash) in 2009. By type of offense, the amount of damages resulting from theft accounted for the majority at 65.4% of the total damages resulting from property offenses, followed by fraud at 26.3%, and then by embezzlement at 6.4%. As for the amount of damages in cash, the largest has been those resulting from fraud since 2004, accounting for 56.1% of the total damages in cash resulting from property offenses in 2009.
The amounts of damages in cash resulting from theft in 2009 by its modus operandi were, approximately 13.43 billion yen for burglary theft, approximately 11.13 billion yen for non-burglary theft, and approximately 0.11 billion yen for vehicle theft (Source: Criminal Statistics by National Police Agency).