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90 pct of Juveniles Commit Crime Again Within One Year of First Offense

90 pct of Juveniles Commit Crime Again Within One Year of First Offense

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of teenagers placed under probation for committing crimes have been found to have committed crimes again within a year. A total of 4,163 teenagers committed crimes again despite being subjected to probation in 2017, according to crime analysis statistics jointly released Sunday by the Korea Youth Counseling [...]

Clown-masked Delivery Marketing Heavily Criticized for Implying Sexual Crime

Clown-masked Delivery Marketing Heavily Criticized for Implying Sexual Crime

SEOUL, Jul. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean parcel service provider is being severely criticized after attempting to exploit the fear faced by women living alone for marketing. The company posted what looked like CCTV footage of a person wearing a clown mask stealing a parcel delivered to a one-room studio on YouTube. After [...]

Professional Spy-camera Detectors Coming to S. Korean Bus Terminals

Professional Spy-camera Detectors Coming to S. Korean Bus Terminals

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on Wednesday that it would finance the purchase of spy-camera detection devices as part of a ‘Safe Terminal’ initiative at bus stations with a large floating population. Every bus terminal will be subject to mandatory checks for illegal hidden cameras, and [...]

Police to Treat Hidden Cameras as Cyber Terrorism

Police to Treat Hidden Cameras as Cyber Terrorism

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Moving forward, South Korean law enforcement agencies will be treating hidden camera crimes as cyber terrorism. This new designation applies not only to those who capture the illicit footage, but also those who distribute such materials. The National Police Agency said that it was adding 159 police investigators currently [...]

Seoul Metropolitan Government Turns to Technology to Fight Prostitution

Seoul Metropolitan Government Turns to Technology to Fight Prostitution

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government has ratcheted up its struggle against organized prostitution by developing technology that will clog up telephone lines used by brothels. Despite efforts to shut down businesses operating in the sex trade, the dispersal of lurid flyers with phone numbers printed on them has made it [...]

Calls for Postpartum Depression Treatment Intensifying as Horrifying Infant Killings Shock the Nation

Calls for Postpartum Depression Treatment Intensifying as Horrifying Infant Killings Shock the Nation

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Cases of maternal filicide (the killing of a child by their own parent) have raised shock, outrage, and concern across the nation. A large number of the “murders” are open-and-shut cases in that the mothers voluntarily called the police and 119 (emergency services) after causing the deaths of their children. What [...]