Violent crime is very rare in Japan compared to other countries. Japan has a homicide rate of 0.31 per 100,000 people. The only country with a lower rate that is not a microstate is Singapore with 0.25 per 100k.
Tokyo police have arrested a man after finding “multiple” dismembered bodies in coolers in his apartment in a city southwest of the capital.
The 27-year-old suspect, Takahiro Shiraishi, confessed to cutting up the bodies and hiding them in cold-storage cases, covered with cat litter, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
Investigators found the bodies while searching for a 23-year-old woman who had disappeared, the spokesman said. He did not give his name, in line with police policy.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Japan (JP) is estimated to have a population of 127.0 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of -0.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will decrease by 0.6 million.