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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 [...]

Jeju Crime Wave Prompts Installation of Scream-Triggered Smart Alarms in Public Restrooms

Jeju Crime Wave Prompts Installation of Scream-Triggered Smart Alarms in Public Restrooms

JEJU, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – In an effort to temper the rising crime rate on Jeju Island – one of Korea’s most popular holiday destinations – municipal officials from the two biggest cities on the island, Jeju and Seogwipo, have decided to equip public restrooms with smart alarms triggered by noises indicating a criminal [...]

S. Korea to Toughen Rules on Anti-Money Laundering

S. Korea to Toughen Rules on Anti-Money Laundering

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea said Monday it will step up efforts to close systemic loopholes in efforts to combat money laundering.  The government plans to revise related legislation to cover lawyers, accountants, realtors and other professionals in non-finance sectors, according to the initiative by the authorities.  Currently, only financial firms and [...]

Busan Using Environmental Design for Crime Prevention

Busan Using Environmental Design for Crime Prevention

BUSAN, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – CPTED, crime prevention through environmental design, is an environmental design project specific for deterring criminal activities in crime-vulnerable neighborhoods.  The idea is to create a surrounding that would discourage illegal activities, and can range from smaller-scale design, such as installing additional windows overlooking shaded sidewalks, to major renovations, including [...]