Japanese going violent

Acts of violence from passengers to station staff marked the highest in 2011.

In 2011, 616 cases of acts of violence were reported, which is the worst since 2005, when they started collecting statistics. Yomiuri newspaper interviewed 3 JR companies in the main island of Japan.

Also, the association of Japanese private railways published 229 cases of acts of violence from passengers to station staff were reported by 16 private railway companies all over Japan. It has been over 200 cases since 4 years ago.

In 28% of the cases, the reason of violence is not clear, such as a passenger does violence to the station staff all of a sudden when he/she was simply talked to.
75% of the perpetrators were drunk. Half of the cases happened after 22:00.
22% are in 40s, 19% are 60s, 17% are 50s.

 
乗客の暴力増加、理由不明の被害28%と最多
読売新聞 5月25日(金)7時4分配信
全国の大手私鉄16社の駅構内や列車内で、乗客が駅員や乗務員などを殴るなどの暴力行為が、昨年度229件と4年連続で200件を超えたことが、日本民営鉄道協会(東京)のまとめでわかった。

同年度について、読売新聞が本州のJR3社に取材してまとめた被害は計616件で、統計がそろう2005年度以降最悪。駅員らが理不尽な被害に遭うケースが後を絶たない現状が浮き彫りになった。

同協会によると、加害者の75%が飲酒しており、半数近くが午後10時以降の発生。40歳代が22%と最も多く、続いて60代が19%、50代は17%だった。

係員が乗客に話しかけた際に突然殴られるなど、理由がはっきりしないケースが28%と最多で、迷惑行為を注意した場合(14%)よりも多かった。
最終更新:5月25日(金)7時4分

 
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