Why Japan’s Elderly are Increasingly Committed Crimes?

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
A Japan’s elderly in a prison

When I was in Japan about 25 years ago, seniority means a “respect and role model.” Japanese word for senior is “senpai.” Younger can’t argue with them.

I never heard privately that seniors are going to jail on purposes. There were almost no news about wrong things did by seniors in mainstream medias.

Crime rate even lower in Japan compared to other industry countries such as USA, UK and Italy 25 years ago.

Surprisingly, medias around the globe reported that crime rate increased steadily not only to younger, but also to elderly in Japan recently.

We may have a question: Why Japan’s Elderly are Increasingly Committed to Crimes? Two main reasons are:
- Economic
- Social changes: elderly feel isolated from society

Japan elderly women sit on the park bench

Economic reasons include cost of food, cloth, apartment rent (include heating) and health care. Japanese may bankrupt due to health care cost.

Japan society has changed a lot in the last two decades. Many people, especially older find themselves difficult to connect with society.

Loneliness not only due to society changes, the children also leave away from their parents to find economic opportunities in other cities.

What Japan’s elderly did in order to go to jail? Some simple things are:
- Come to police station with their stolen bikes.
- Bring a knife to a public garden or a park, then “pretend” to threat women.
- Shoplifting

Bizarre fact that the cost to custody in jail is extremely expensive compared to crime cost, as an example:
- Steal of US$ 1.84 could be sentenced for two years in jail. This two years punishment lead to budget spending of US$ 77 thousands.

Why not this US$ 77 thousand is given to elderly in forms such as low cost housing and free health care?

What do you think?

53 comments:

  1. Very informative essay 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

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  2. surprising, I thought the elderly were highly respected in that culture.

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  3. This is new to me, I've never heard of this until now, and I'm very glad to read your explanation about it. Thanks for sharing this interesting information.

    Wishing you all the best!

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  4. Maybe it's because Japan's elderly want to remind everyone how positively bad ass they were in World War II?

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    1. May be....

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  5. I was reading about elderly people in Japan and thought how little I knew about their situation.
    It's terribly sad that elderly people are more and more feel isolated. Loneliness is particular sad when you are old. I hope that the whole situation eventually will change and older people would feel that they matter.

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    1. It seems that loneliness is world wide trending, include in developing countries....yes, hope, there is solution soon....

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  6. I hope japan will better for the future.
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  7. it is just so sad that the elderly anywhere are treated so bad that they have to turn to bad things to get either the help they need or attention

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    1. I think so.….

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  8. thank for good info. about Japan

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  9. estupendo post ! Espero verte pronto por mi blog! Buen día!

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      What Japan’s elderly did in order to go to jail? Some simple things are:
      - Come to police station with their stolen bikes.
      - Bring a knife to a public garden or a park, then “pretend” to threat women.
      - Shoplifting

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  13. Wow,I have never heard about it, great article☺

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      Bizarre fact that the cost to custody in jail is extremely expensive compared to crime cost, as an example:
      - Steal of US$ 1.84 could be sentenced for two years in jail. This two years punishment lead to budget spending of US$ 77 thousands.

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  14. It is amazing that so many societies are willing to spend enormous sums on incarceration, yet so little on the remediation of societal issues. And this attitude, in many countries never seems to change.

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    1. Yes, indeed....

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  15. Interesting, I never knew this. I was in Japan 40 years ago—loved the country.

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    1. I see....It seems changed a lot ….

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  16. This is quite sad that this is happening amongst the Japanese elders, but if I have the choice, I'd rather be an elderly in Japan than US (I'm in Canada btw and it's so bad here.)

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    1. I see....

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  19. Oh this is so informative darling~ thanks for share with us. I am always interested in Japan

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  20. I hear it for the first time, but it's very interesting ☺
    greetings
    Lili

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  21. Japan's attitude is worlds better than treating seniors like they're invisible, which is most of our country, sadly.

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    1. I agree with you....so sad

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  22. Hello tanza
    I'm doubly shocked, with your post and with the comment about Portugal !! And as a Portuguese I can not be silent !! What is written does not correspond to the truth, the Portuguese are a peaceful and friendly people, Portugal, last year was considered the best tourist destination in the world !!. I can only understand this comment as having been written by someone from the former Portuguese colonies these wounds of the history of peoples are still not healed !!
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  23. Un articulo interesante. Saludos.

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  24. I found your article so interesting and yet so upsetting. I alway thought so much of the respectful people of Japan and how they act, especially to their eldery. But reading the reasons I can understand why this is happening. Even here in the US there are so many differences between the different age groups now. And unfortunately, a lot of it is not good!

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