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How Japan Got Such A Low Crime Rate (VIDEO)

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Published on Jan 1, 2016

Japan’s crime rate is ridiculously low, especially crimes committed with guns. But how do they achieve such low crime rates? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

What do you think is Japan’s secret to low crime? Let us know in the comments below.

Read more here: http://www.vox.com/world/2015/12/13/9...

“Japan has exceptionally low levels of crime. In 2011, its intentional homicide rate was 0.3 per 100,000 people, while America's rate was 4.7 per 100,000 people. Japan's gun death statistics are particularly impressive, given the recent mass shootings in the US: In 2013, Japan's gun homicide rate was 0.01 per 100,000 people, while America's rate was 3.5 — 350 times the rate of Japan.

But as the video above by the Economist shows, behind Japan's low crime rates are some very troubling criminal justice practices.”

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