All Japan news reported its lowest number of murders since World War II. Thus, in 2013 the country had less than 1,000 cases of murder or attempted murder for the first time since the ‘40s.
Only 939 unlawful deliberate killings or attempts to kill in 2013 were reported by the National Police Agency, eight percent less than in 2012.
That equates to around 0.74 per 100,000 people in All Japan news’s 127 million-strong population, making it one of the lowest in the world, according to figures produced by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the international press reports.
To make a comparison, Venezuela, where this week were shot a former Miss Venezuela together with her partner, reported 79 murders per 100,000 inhabitants last year, according to the local NGO Violence Monitor.
The United States’ 2010 rate of intentional homicide was 4.8 per 100,000, while China’s was 1.0, UNODC says.
All Japan news’s inhabitants are proud by their country’s level of safety compared to the one of other developed countries, the media states.