Number of Crime Syndicates in Japan in 2010

According to Japan’s National Police Agency, in 2010 there were 22 designated organized crime syndicates in the country. The number of full and part-time Yakuza members totaled 80,900, down from 88,600 in 1990. Almost half of the total organized crime membership was in the Yamaguchi-gumi.

Source: Linda Sieg, “Analysis – Japan tries, again, to cut corporate ties to yakuza,” Reuters, November 8, 2011.