The Japan Daily Press
November 16, 2012 — You would expect the fire in the silver generation to die down a little bit, but statistics indicate otherwise. They are feisty, criminal minded and undeterred. According to the Japanese police, the number of elderly criminals being caught has increased drastically.
Reports by the Justice Ministry state that pensioners are committing almost 50 times more assaults than what they did two decades ago. In 2011, the number of criminals aged 65 or more, booked by police increased by 475 from the previous year to 48,637. This figure puts it at six times more that stats from two decades ag