Taiwan reports 44% drop in criminal cases over past decade

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/02
By: Wang Cheng-chung and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) The number of criminal cases in Taiwan dropped 44.82

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

percent in the 10-year period 2005-2014, while the rate of solved crimes rose 23.58 percent, indicating that the social order has improved significantly, Huang Chia-lu (黃嘉祿), deputy head of the Criminal Investigation Bureau, said Wednesday.

Taiwan’s population increased by 660,000 during the 10-year period, but the number of criminal cases dropped from 555,109 in 2005 to 306,300 in 2014, Huang said at a press conference.

Meanwhile, the rate of solved criminal cases increased from 62.45 percent in 2005 to 86.03 percent in 2014, he said.     [FULL  STORY]

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