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Table 3-1-2-1 shows the trends in the number of victims who were killed or injured in general penal code offenses and the damage rate over the last 10 years since 1993. In 2002, the total number of the persons killed or injured was 48,130 (an increase of 2,352 from the previous year). Classifying them into persons killed, severely injured, or slightly injured, persons killed were 1,368 (a decrease of 73), persons severely injured were 3,655 (an increase of 219), and persons slightly injured were 43,107 (an increase of 2,206). Over the last 10 years, the number of persons killed has not changed much, while that of persons severely injured and slightly injured has increased since 1997.
Table 3-1-2-1 Number of victims killed or injured and damage rate (1993-2002)Fig. 3-1-2-2 shows the percent distribution by persons killed or injured in general penal code offenses in 2002 and by type of offense that caused damage to victims. In the percent distribution of persons killed by type of offense, the highest percentage is 48.4% for homicide, the second is 27.0% for professional negligence (excluding professional negligence in traffic accidents), and the third is 14.2% for bodily injury. In the percent distribution of persons severely or slightly injured by type of offense, bodily injury accounts for the majority, at 70% or more of the total of each group. However, homicide and robbery also made up a considerable proportion of the total persons severely injured.
Fig. 3-1-2-2 Percent distribution of the persons killed or injured by type of offenses (2002)