The number of crimes committed in Adachi-ward, Tokyo, in the last year is the lowest since the end of World War II, according to a new report. The ward believes that this may be due to a decrease in the number of bicycle thefts, which had been frequent, as a result of measures such as patrolling bicycle parking lots, and a decrease in the number of people out on the streets due to the new coronavirus.
According to Adachi Ward, there were 3,693 confirmed crimes in the ward in the past year, down more than 13,000 from the peak of 16,843 in 2001, and the lowest number since the end of World War II.
Bicycle theft, which accounted for about 30% of all crimes in the ward, decreased by 818 cases from the previous year to 2,379 cases, while assault and injury cases decreased by 294 cases, and burglary cases decreased by 128 cases.
Adachi Ward believes that this is because the ward has been working with residents and the police to patrol bicycle parking lots and remind people to lock their bicycles as a measure against bicycle theft and that the number of people going out on the streets has decreased due to the continued refrain from going out due to the new coronavirus.
Jun, section chief of Adachi City's Crime Prevention Section, said, "I believe that the steady efforts we have made together with the residents and the police have paid off. We will continue our efforts to ensure that the residents of Adachi City can live in safety.