White paper on crime 2011 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 of 2005 through to 2009 (See Appendices 1-8 and 1-9). The number of reported cases and crime rate both basically remained the same in each of the subject countries. The clearance rate remained around 95 to 97% in Japan and Germany. Statistical data comparison revealed that the crime rate for homicide was lower in Japan than in the abovementioned four countries in the years concerned.