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 White paper on crime 2003 Part 5/Chap.3/Sec.4/2 

2 Changes in motives of robbery

  As already shown in Fig. 5-3-2-6 , Fig. 5-3-2-7 , Fig. 5-3-2-8 , Fig. 5-3-2-9 in Section 2-3, the most common motives among adult robbery offenders are obtaining entertainment expenses/extra spending money, poverty, and debt repayment. In recent years, cases committed due to poverty and for debt repayment are increasing.