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Number of arrested molesters (Chikan) in Japan 2014-2019

Approximately 2.8 thousand arrests under the Anti-Nuisance Ordinance involving the act of molestation took place in Japan in 2019. This number marked a slight increase compared to the previous year, after it had been decreasing since 2014, when around 3.4 thousand arrests were recorded.

Number of arrests for groping (Chikan) in Japan from 2014 to 2019

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

2014 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Numbers before 2015 come from previous reporting.
Values have been rounded.
The cases included in the statistic are only relevant to the Anti-Nuisance Ordinance violations.
"Chikan" is a Japanese term which refers to the acts of molestation against the will of a victim or to a person who conducts such actions.

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