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Anti-stalking Law Fails to Encompass Evolving Forms of Stalking Crimes

Anti-stalking Law Fails to Encompass Evolving Forms of Stalking Crimes

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 12 months into the implementation of the anti-stalking act, relevant criminal activities are taking on a more devious approach to evading punishment. The Korea Women’s Hot Line, a non-profit women’s rights activist group, reported a case in which a stalker continuously harassed a victim’s friend after finding [...]

Cryptocurrency Crimes Cause Damage Worth Over 5.5 tln Won Since 2017

Cryptocurrency Crimes Cause Damage Worth Over 5.5 tln Won Since 2017

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Financial damage caused by cryptocurrency-related crimes has totaled more than 5.5 trillion won (US$4.9 billion) since 2017, a lawmaker said Wednesday, citing data from police. According to Rep. Yun Chang-hyun of the main opposition People Power Party, the National Police Agency (NPA) estimated the damage to be 467 billion [...]

Convenience Store Employees Struggle with ‘Food Terrorism’, Other Crimes

Convenience Store Employees Struggle with ‘Food Terrorism’, Other Crimes

INCHEON, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – An employee at a convenience store in Incheon recently experienced a ‘food terror attack’ by a customer who visited the store around midnight. After buying milk and a sandwich, the customer started eating them in the corner of the store. Since the government has upgraded the social distancing rule [...]

Seoul District Launches Urban Street Galleries to Prevent Crime

Seoul District Launches Urban Street Galleries to Prevent Crime

SEOUL, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Seocho District has established a city gallery to decorate a secluded area with lights and paintings. The district’s new gallery, located in the underground walkway that connects Yangjaecheon Bridge and Express Bus Terminal Station, uses augmented reality (AR) technology to communicate with visitors and residents. The gallery is [...]