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Environmental Design for Crime Prevention Employed at Popular Campground

Environmental Design for Crime Prevention Employed at Popular Campground

BORYEONG, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — With camping becoming increasingly popular among many respite seekers, cases of crime occurring in and around campgrounds are on the rise. The city of Boryeong in South Chungcheong Province, where many popular vacation sites are located, has decided to use Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) programs to prevent crime [...]

Gov’t on Track to Upgrade Electronic Anklet to Prevent Additional Crimes

Gov’t on Track to Upgrade Electronic Anklet to Prevent Additional Crimes

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The government is on track to upgrade the electronic anklets that certain criminal are obliged to wear, aimed at preventing additional crimes by analyzing biometric information. To this end, the government included the development of electronic anklet-related system semiconductor technology in the “next-generation intelligence-type semiconductor technology development project.” The [...]

Seoul Adds Crime Prevention Design to 60 Neighborhoods

Seoul Adds Crime Prevention Design to 60 Neighborhoods

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Wednesday that it has installed crime prevention design zones in 60 locations across the city. Crime prevention design, first developed in 2012, includes renovating alleys and installing emergency bells, CCTV cameras, and other safety devices. Geumho 4-ga-dong in Seongdong District, an area with [...]

Korea to Implement Next-Gen Ankle Monitors to Prevent Crime

Korea to Implement Next-Gen Ankle Monitors to Prevent Crime

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) was first established in 2008, obligating criminals to wear GPS-based ankle monitors to prevent them from reoffending.  Since its implementation, the scope of the EMS program quickly expanded to cover not only sex offenders but also child kidnappers, murderers, and perpetrators of other violent [...]

Restrooms Go High-Tech with New Safety Features

Restrooms Go High-Tech with New Safety Features

DAEJEON, South Korea, June 28 (Korea Bizwire) – With the recent murder of a 23-year-old woman at a public restroom near the Gangnam subway station bringing concern over safety at public facilities to the forefront, police and local government bodies in Daejeon and Chungnam Province are making an effort to come up with safety countermeasures. Some [...]

Smartwatches Help Prevent Crime

Smartwatches Help Prevent Crime

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) – As violent crimes and threats against women are on the rise, Korean law enforcement agencies have adapted smartwatches as a means of protecting potential victims. A special smartwatch was first introduced last year under a pilot project, and became an officially sanctioned device this year, according to the police. The [...]