There was no crime, Japanese police investigated the case of missing shorts

There was no crime, Japanese police investigated the case of missing shorts 0

Police patrol the streets of Tokyo, Japan.

For one week, a team of diligent police from the city of Kagoshima, southern Japan, monitored day and night an unlocked car parked outside a supermarket.

Japan’s streets are very safe.

There was no crime, Japanese police investigated the case of missing shorts

Japanese police broke up a gang fight with hugs

Japanese police break up a fight with hugs.

However, instead of letting employees take time off to reduce manpower, the Japanese force still recruited more people to supplement neighborhood patrol teams.

Statistics show that the ratio of police to the number of residents in Tokyo is very high, 25% more than bustling New York.

Due to the large number of police and the low number of crimes, Tokyo police are willing to investigate even violations that in most other countries would be considered trivial, such as bicycle theft or possession of

It is not difficult to see incidents like 5 policemen `storming` a cramped apartment after the homeowner reported a pair of shorts missing on the clothesline.

With almost nothing to do, Japanese police focus on behaviors that could lead to criminal actions, according to professor Kanako Takayama from Kyoto University.

In a rare case that occurred 15 years ago, police in Hokkaido city `connected` with the notorious Yakuza gangster gang to orchestrate a smuggling of guns into Japan to fulfill the target of arresting people.

Despite the police’s `undercover` efforts, the court made the final decision not to prosecute the beer theft case in Kagoshima city.

According to lawyer Yoshihiro Yasuda, the low crime rate in Japan is not due to the ability of the police but mainly due to the people’s disciplined lifestyle.

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