Europe News Desk!! Korea’s crime rate is set to drop to its lowest in a decade in 2021. However, cyber crimes have increased rapidly amid the Kovid-19 pandemic. Asia’s No. 4 economy is set to record 1,774 criminal cases per 100,000 people in 2021, down 12 percent from a year earlier, according to data compiled by Statistics Korea. The number of murders in 2021 is set to reach 1.3 per 100,000 people, down 18 percent from last year, Yonhap news agency reported, citing data. For violence and burglary, they fell 16 percent and 7.2 percent, to 231 and 322 per 100,000, respectively. In contrast, the rape figure has come down to 63.6 in 2021, a 9.4 percent increase over the period. The total number of crimes in the cyber domain is expected to come down to 217,807 in 2021, a year-on-year decline of 6.9 percent. However, the figure had increased by 20 percent from 2019, just before the pandemic began. The number of suicides in South Korea reached 26 per 100,000 people, increasing year-on-year since 2017.
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