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 White paper on crime 2006 Part 3/Chapter 1/Section 3/3 

3 Correction

  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)

  Class F inmates have been increasing rapidly since 1998, but the number decreased slightly in 2005 from the previous year.
  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).