Chapter 2 Special Survey on Fraud Offenders

1 Overview of the survey

The Research and Training Institute of the Ministry of Justice carried out a survey for fraud offenders, targeting persons who were found guilty of fraud in a district court from January 1 to March 31, 2016 and whose sentence became final and binding at the time of the survey.

As a result of the survey, the actual number of the subjects in the special survey totaled 1,343. The Institute carried out a survey on the fraud cases, targeted persons, sentencing towards them, and the repeat offenses, as well as the victims as much as possible, based on the judgments of guilty from January 1 to March 31, 2016 that became final and binding.

Of all the targeted persons, 408 persons turned out to have committed special fraud. Among them, those who were found guilty in the Tokyo District Court, the Yokohama District Court, the Saitama District Court and the Chiba District Court (202 persons, 49.5%) were subject to a more detailed survey (hereinafter referred to as the “detailed survey for special fraud”), using their criminal records, etc. This paper describes only a small portion of the special survey.

Fig. 8-2-1 shows the details of the survey subjects.

Fig. 8-2-1 Special fraud offenders: their roles

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