White paper on crime 2012 Part3/Chapter1/Section2/3
The number of notified/referred cases for Road Traffic Act violations (limited to those involving vehicles other than light vehicles, etc. but excluding inducement and accessoryship) was on a generally decreasing trend after reaching 1,938,980 in 1985. It was 267,056 in 2011 (down 7.8% from the previous year) (The Traffic Bureau, National Police Agency).
Fig. 3-1-2-3 shows the percent distribution of notified cases (cases notified under the traffic infraction notification system as non-criminal offenses) and referred cases (cases referred to public prosecutors as criminal offenses) for violations of road traffic related acts committed by juveniles by type of violation in 2011. Driving without a license accounted for the highest proportion of referred cases at 29.0%, which was remarkably high when compared to adults (5.6%) (Source: The Traffic Bureau, National Police Agency).
Fig. 3-1-2-4 shows the number of hot rodders and hot rodder groups over the last 10 years. The number of hot rodders was on a decreasing trend and that of hot rodder groups was also decreasing from 2003.