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Taiwan reports 44% drop in criminal cases over past decade

Taiwan reports 44% drop in criminal cases over past decade

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) The number of criminal cases in Taiwan dropped 44.82 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 (???), 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. In the first seven months this year, 175,796 crimes were reported, a drop of 10,000 from the same period of last year, Huang said. He said the police will continue to crack down on crime, especially drug-related offenses, organized crime and violence on school campuses. The police will also tighten security ahead of next year's presidential and legislative elections, Huang said. He said that a spate of violent crimes earlier this year, including the stabbing of second-grade child allegedly by a man in Taipei, were sporadic cases resulting from personal issues with the suspects. They do not detract from the fact that social order in Taiwan has improved over the past 10 years, Huang said. (By Wang Cheng-chung and Evelyn Kao)


Updated : 2021-09-19 08:02 GMT+08:00