By: Hsieh Chia-chen and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, June 18 (CNA) The number of victims of criminal cases in Taiwan from January to May was down
slightly from the same period a year earlier, with the 18-23 age group the most likely to be victimized, according to the latest Ministry of the Interior (MOI) statistics.
There were 75,513 victims of criminal cases accepted and handled by police in the first five months, down 2.6 percent year-on-year. That translated to 320.7 victims per 100,000 people, down 9.4 from a year earlier, the data showed.
Some 57.4 percent of the victims, or 43,330, were victims of five major crimes — burglary/robbery, fraud, simple assault, violent crimes and extortion — that undermine social safety.
Of those crimes, there were 22,342 burglary and robbery victims, 14,247 fraud victims, 5,633 simple assault victims, 634 victims of violent crimes and 474 victims of extortion. [FULL STORY]