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3 August 2001

Daily Yomiuri (Japan)

Violent crimes involving the use of guns nationwide increased in the first half of this year to mark their highest figure in a decade, National Police Agency officials said Thursday. According to the agency, gun-related crimes, including murder, robbery, infliction of injury and blackmail, totaled 93 cases in the January-June period, up six cases from the same period last year. Of these, murder and attempted murder cases increased from 16 to 29, with the number of... (GunPolicy.org)

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