Number of Drug Arrests in Japan in 2013

Data released by the National Police Agency in Japan stated that 10,909 people were arrested in the country for various drug offenses in 2013.

Of the total who were arrested, 2,206 people, or 20 percent, were people over the age of 50. According to security officials, the number of older suspects who are arrested for drug crimes in Japan has risen in the last several years.

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Source:  Kenji Ogata and Roppei Tsuda, “Crime boss: Several buyers of illegal drugs are in showbiz,” Asahi Shimbun, May 19, 2014.