Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

OSJCL Amici Board of Advisors

OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field

Elderly Crime Rates Increasing in Japan

A recent study has shown that crime by the elderly in Japan has increased significantly in the past five years. The study, which analyzed crime statistics for those aged 65 and older, showed that crime has increased five-fold for this demographic while the raw number of elderly has only doubled. The study's authors attribute this rise to a number of factors, including low income, decreasing health, and a sense of isolation.



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