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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 [...]

Shake Yourself Out of an Emergency With New Police App

Shake Yourself Out of an Emergency With New Police App

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – A new safety monitoring app which is set to be released tomorrow will help vulnerable members of society such as women and youth get out of dangerous situations by shaking their phone, Daegu Metropolitan City announced yesterday. The new crime reporting app was invented by both the Daegu city government [...]

Recent Years in Numbers: Crime Rose, Volunteering Decreased

Recent Years in Numbers: Crime Rose, Volunteering Decreased

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Crime in South Korea is on the rise, while the number of volunteers is continuously falling, according to a new report by Statistics Korea published yesterday. The surprising findings revealed that only 10.4 percent of individuals younger than fifteen participated in any type of volunteer work over the past [...]

Man Robs Convenience Store to Go to Jail

Man Robs Convenience Store to Go to Jail

CHUNGCHEONG, SOUTH KOREA, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A 25-year-old man named Kim who was arrested last week on robbery charges in North Chungcheong Province told police that he intentionally committed a crime to go to jail after his business failed. Kim entered a local convenience store he frequents, located in Eumseong County, around 7 p.m. last [...]