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In 2005, 2,307 convicted foreign nationals were newly admitted, an increase of 2.8% from 2004 (Source: Annual Report of Statistics on Correction).
Foreign national inmates who need treatment programs different from those for Japanese are categorized as Class F and treated according to culture and customs in their countries.
Fig. 3-1-3-6 shows the number of newly admitted Class F inmates over the last 10 years.
Fig. 3-1-3-6 Newly admitted Class F inmates (1996-2005)
By nationality, etc., Chinese (including Taiwanese) were the largest in number with 660 persons, followed by Brazilians (173 persons), South/North Koreans (142 persons), and Iranians (111 persons) (See Appendix 3-4).
Of Class F inmates newly admitted in 2005, theft had the largest share with 505 persons (31.5%), followed by Immigration Control Act violations with 377 (23.5%), robbery with 193 (12.0%), Stimulants Control Act violations with 148 (9.2%), counterfeiting of documents with 34 (2.1%), Narcotics and Psychotropics Control Act violations with 32 (2.0%), fraud with 31 (1.9%), injury/assault with 28 (1.7%), homicide with 26 (1.6%), and Road Traffic Act violations with 26 (1.6%) (Source: Annual Report of Statistics on Correction).
As of December 31, 2005, Class F inmates were 3,605 (3,321 males and 284 females), an increase of 264 persons (7.9%) from December 31, 2004 (Source: Annual Report of Statistics on Correction).