By: Wendy Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taiwan’s economic crime rate from January to August has declined by 11.3 percent from the same period the previous year, according to the latest Interior Ministry statistics released on Saturday.
The statistics show that in the first eight months of this year, a total of 4,969 finalized cases of economic crime have been recorded, 633 cases less than the same period last year.
Intellectual property rights infringement is still the most commonly committed economic crime in the nation, with 3,358 cases being reported during the period, making up 67.6 percent of all reported cases, and was followed by violation of financial order, with a total of 947 reported cases.
The drop in economic crime rate in recent years was believed to be the result of a national-level crackdown on illegal economic activities. [FULL STORY]