Members Leaving the Yakuza in 2012

Japan’s National Police Agency estimates that around 600 people quit their membership in Yakuza groups in 2012. Out of that total, 5 were able to find new employment at legitimate jobs through the use of support services.  7 former yakuza members were able to find employment in 2010, and 3 found jobs in 2011. One… Continue reading Members Leaving the Yakuza in 2012

Crime Syndicate Gang Members in Japan in 2012

The National Police Agency in Japan stated that there were 63,200 Yakuza members in the country in 2012. The number of gang members was declined by 7,100 from the previous year. It is the first time since 1958 where the total number of gang members in Japan has been below 70,000. Back in 2009, the… Continue reading Crime Syndicate Gang Members in Japan in 2012

Drug Smuggling From Africa to Japan in 2012

According to Japanese Custom Officials, there were 31 cases of attempted drug smuggling from Africa into Japan in 2012. A total of 81 kilograms of illegal drugs was detected by Customs. The number of drugs attempting to enter Japan from Africa has continued to grow within the past several years. In 2007, there were 0… Continue reading Drug Smuggling From Africa to Japan in 2012

Trafficking Victims in Japan in 2012

The National Police Agency reported that 27 human trafficking victims were found in the country in 2012. The number of victims found increased by 2 from 2011. 11 of the trafficking victims were women from Japan, up from the 4 Japanese women rescued in 2011. A total of 44 cases was detected by police across… Continue reading Trafficking Victims in Japan in 2012

Membership Numbers for Kyushu-based Gangs

The Dojin-Kai is the largest Yakuza group operating in the Kyushu area of Japan, with 1,150 members. Next in size is the Kudo-Kai, which has 1,020 members, and the Dojin-Kai with 500 members. There are 22 organized crime syndicates active in Japan with a total of 80,00 members. Source:  CJ, “NPA chief: New anti-gang measures… Continue reading Membership Numbers for Kyushu-based Gangs

Tax evasion cases in Japan

In Fiscal Year 2011, authorities in Japan discovered 189 cases of tax evasion across the country. 117 cases, or 61.9 percent, were forwarded to prosecutors to be dealt with in the criminal justice system. The total amount of taxes evaded including the penalty fees was $240.4 Million (19.2 Billion Japanese Yen).