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The number of criminal offenses in Japan was 996,204 in 2016.
That is the first time since the end of World War II that the total has dipped below one million.
All 47 prefectures witnessed a decline in crime.
Theft, which accounts for 70% of all offenses, fell to 723,189 - down from a peak of 2.37 million.
Source: Jiji Press
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