Tokyo crime maps

the tokyo files archives 東京ファイル

Came across the Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s Crime map 犯罪情報マップ of the Tokyo-to 東京都 metropolis.

Tokyo-to crime map January 2016.jpg

It shows statistics for the month of January 2016 for several crimes, with the number of crimes listed at left:

  • (31) Purse-snatching ひったくり
  • (9) Indecent exposure 公然わいせつ
  • (10) Mugging 路上強盗
  • (1293) Shoplifting 万引き
  • (383) Burglary 侵入窃盗
  • (417) Car burglaries 車上ねらい  (vehicle load theft)
  • (33) Motor vehicle theft 自動車盗
  • (206) Motorcycle theft オートバイ盗
  • (3488) Bicycle theft 自転車盗
  • (613) Violent crime 粗暴犯

Let’s focus on violent crime in central Tokyo. The green areas (1-3 incidents) are generally evenly distributed across the city. The few districts with more frequent violent crime activity are centered around large train stations with nearby entertainment districts.

Tokyo crime map by area.jpg

Here’s a look at violent crime in around several train stations in Tokyo…

Shinjuku station:

The areas with the highest incidence of violent crime are:

  • the infamous Kabukicho 歌舞伎町 entertainment and red-light district, which comprises the red and yellow blocks in the top/middle of the map.
  • Shinjukusanchome / Shinjuku 3-chome, the shopping and dining district immediately to the east of Shinjuku…

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