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Fig. 4-1-3-1 shows the percent distribution of visiting foreign national suspects (limited to non-traffic penal code offenses and special act offenses excluding violations of road traffic related acts; hereinafter the same in this section) newly received by public prosecutors in 2011 by nationality, etc. By region, Asia accounted for 79.2% of the total. By nationality, etc., China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan; hereinafter the same in Subsections 3 and 4) was the highest in proportion (37.2%), followed by North/South Korea (14.2%), the Philippines (9.7%), Vietnam (6.8%), and Brazil (6.7%).
Fig. 4-1-3-2 shows the number of visiting foreign national suspects conclusively disposed by public prosecutors over the last 10 years. The number was on a decreasing trend from 2005, and was 13,012 in 2011 (down 13.5% from the previous year). In 2011 the number accounted for 3.3% and 76.5% of the total number of suspects conclusively disposed (388,805) and total number of foreign national suspects conclusively disposed (17,013), respectively.
Table 4-1-3-3 shows the number of visiting foreign national suspects conclusively disposed by public prosecutors by type of offense in 2011. Theft was the largest in number of non-traffic penal code offenses, followed by injury (including assault and unlawful assembly with weapons), counterfeit of documents (refers to offenses stipulated in Chapter XVII, Part II of the Penal Code), and embezzlement (including embezzlement of lost property), in that order. Compared to the prosecution rate of all suspects conclusively disposed for the respective offenses, the prosecution rate for visiting foreign national suspects was 5.2 points higher for non-traffic penal code offenses, 11.0 points lower for special act offenses, and 0.9 points higher for special act offenses excluding Immigration Control Act violations.