Number of Japanese internet crime cases hits record high in 1st half

Police responded to a record 2,444 Internet crime cases nationwide in the first half of this year, a National Police Agency survey showed Thursday. The number, up 586 or 31.5% from a year earlier, represented a new high since the NPA started gathering statistics for Internet crimes, defined as crimes which use a computer network, on a half-year basis in 2004.Of the total, the number of fraud cases, such as swindling money from a successful bidder by posting false information in an online auction, climbed 22.8% to 867 cases. The number of child pornography cases targeting children under 18 jumped 69.6% to 329, a record high for any January-June period, while child prostitution cases increased 21.8% to 212.
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Police responded to a record 2,444 Internet crime cases nationwide in the first half of this year, a National Police Agency survey showed Thursday.The number, up 586, or 31.5 percent, from a year earlier, represented a new high since the NPA started gathering statistics for Internet crimes, defined as crimes that use a computer network, on a half-year basis in 2004.
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