Number of Attendees at “John Schools” In South Korea

South Korean law mandates that men who are arrested for prostitution solicitation must attend “john schools” in an attempt to lower repeat offenders. In 2009, the number of men forced to attend the classes peaked at nearly 35,000. In 2011, the number of men declined to 7,400. Criminal justice officials in South Korea believe that… Continue reading Number of Attendees at “John Schools” In South Korea

North Korean Prostitutes in South Korea

In an article by the Korean Times, a 26 year old female stated that she was working as a prostitute after defecting from North Korea. The woman stated that she borrowed $6,000 from a broker to obtain the necessary documents to help her defect to South Korea. The woman was told that she would be… Continue reading North Korean Prostitutes in South Korea

Cases of Illegal Fishing in South Korea in 10 Years

From 2003 to 2013, there have been 4,605 cases of illegal fishing taking place within the waters of South Korea by Chinese boats. Out of the total number of illegal fishing cases, 3,228 cases were in violation by Chinese boats of fishing agreements made between the two countries. Since 2004, there have been 1,062 boats… Continue reading Cases of Illegal Fishing in South Korea in 10 Years

Number of Cyber Attacks in South Korea Per Day

According to criminal justice officials, there were on average 296 cyber attacks made by computer hackers in South Korea per day in 2012. In total, cyber security officials registered 108,232 cyber attacks in all of 2012. In 2011, there were a reported 116,961 cyber attacks that took place in South Korea, and 122,902 attacks by… Continue reading Number of Cyber Attacks in South Korea Per Day

Lost Tax Revenue due to Cigarette Smuggling in Australia

Australia’s government lost up to $1.1 Billion in tobacco tax revenue in 2012 due to cigarette smuggling activities. Security agencies in Australia 82 million black market cigarettes in 2011. In 2012, the number of illicit cigarettes increased to 122 million. 2.7 billion cigarettes were smoked in the country in 2012 that were purchased without the… Continue reading Lost Tax Revenue due to Cigarette Smuggling in Australia

Counterfeit Banknotes in South Korea

Data from the National Police Agency in South Korea showed that there were 8,202 cases involving the counterfeiting of money in the country. The number of cases investigated by security agencies was a 225 percent increase from the 3,644 cases investigated in 2008. The number of people arrested for counterfeiting banknotes in South Korea also… Continue reading Counterfeit Banknotes in South Korea

First Half 2013 Drug Prosecutions in South Korea

In the first six months of 2013, prosecutors from the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office arrested 4,601 people for abusing or trafficking illegal drugs in South Korea. The number of people arrested was 4.8 percent higher than the number arrested in the first half of 2012. 50.6 percent of those arrested was charged with using banned drugs,… Continue reading First Half 2013 Drug Prosecutions in South Korea

Money Laundering in South Korea

A report by the Customs Agency of South Korea stated that up to $139.9 Million (157.8 Billion South Korean Won) was laundered through the United States in 2012. The amount of money laundered by South Koreans in 2013 was significantly higher than the $7.5 Million (8.5 Billion Won) laundered in 2011, and the $88,900 (100… Continue reading Money Laundering in South Korea

Drug Trafficking in South Korea

In 2009, the Korea Customs Service discovered 150  cases of drug smuggling. In 2012, the number of cases discovered by the KCS increased to 232. In the first five months of 2013, customs officials seized 21.7 kilograms of methamphetamine at South Korean harbors and airports. The amount of meth seized during that time frame was… Continue reading Drug Trafficking in South Korea

Volume of Illegal Gambling Activity in South Korea

According to the National Assembly Budget Office, the volume of money that is illegally gambled in South Korea is estimated to be $67.3 Billion (75 Trillion South Korean Won). The volume of wages placed in illegal gambling operations in South Korea increased by 41 percent since 2008. The legitimate size of the gambling industry in… Continue reading Volume of Illegal Gambling Activity in South Korea