White paper on crime 2012 Part4/Chapter1/Section3/3
The number of new foreign national inmates was 1,136 in 2011 (down 11.9% from the previous year) (Source: Annual Report of Statistics on Correction).
Foreign national inmates that require different treatment from that of Japanese inmates are categorized as Code F inmates and treated according to the culture and customs, etc. of their home countries. Fig. 4-1-3-5 shows the number of new Code F inmates over the last 20 years. The number started to increase sharply in 1998, reached 1,690 in 2004, but then continued to decrease every year from 2005, and was 591 in 2011. By nationality, etc. of new Code F inmates in 2011, the largest in number of 208 were from China, followed by 59 from Brazil, 56 from Vietnam, 40 from Iran, and 33 from South/North Korea (See Appendix 4-5). By type of offense, Stimulants Control Act violations was the largest in number at 180 persons, followed by theft at 179, Immigration Control Act violations at 43, and robbery at 41 (Source: Annual Report of Statistics on Correction).
As of the end of 2011 the number of Code F inmates was 2,428 (2,188 males and 240 females), a decrease of 12.8% from the end of the previous year (Source: Annual Report of Statistics on Correction).