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Significant Reduction of Crime with Addition of Streetlights and Communal Door Locks

Significant Reduction of Crime with Addition of Streetlights and Communal Door Locks

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Research has shown that just installing lighting facilities such as streetlights or communal front door locks can greatly reduce crime. The National Police Agency and the Architecture and Urban Research Institute analyzed the number of crimes committed before and after installing crime prevention facilities at the same unit around [...]

S. Korean Women Up in Arms over Discrimination and Misogynist Hate Crimes

S. Korean Women Up in Arms over Discrimination and Misogynist Hate Crimes

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Women in South Korea have higher levels of resentment, depression and anger compared to men. The average “frustration” scale was 2.64 out of 4, according to a survey of 5,000 adult men and women in the country by the Korean Women’s Development Institute. Broken down by gender, the “frustration” [...]

Crime Against Lineal Ascendants Mounting

Crime Against Lineal Ascendants Mounting

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – More than 2,700 people were arrested for committing crimes against their parents and grandparents last year, police data showed Friday. According to the data obtained by Rep. So Byung-hoon from the National Police Agency for a parliamentary inspection, the number of people apprehended for crimes targeting their lineal ascendants [...]

Average Crime Rate for Foreigners Lower than Locals, Murder and Robbery Rates Higher

Average Crime Rate for Foreigners Lower than Locals, Murder and Robbery Rates Higher

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) - The average crime rate for foreign residents in South Korea is lower than Korean citizens, but the rates for murder and robbery are higher, a public entity under the justice ministry said Friday. The IOM Migration Research and Training Center (MRTC) recently released a report on its analysis of all [...]