White paper on crime 2010 Part1/Chapter4/Section2
Table 1-4-2-1 shows the number of reported cases, crime rate, and clearance rate for homicide in each of the subject countries over the five years from 2004 to 2008 (See Appendices 1-8 and 1-9). The number of reported cases and crime rate has remained basically the same in each of the subject countries. The clearance rate remained around 95 to 97% in Japan and Germany. A statistical data comparison revealed that the crime rate for homicide was lower in Japan than in the abovementioned four countries in the years concerned.