Public prosecutors in Japan handle a variety of cases but in general they are split between two types: violations of Japan’s penal code (criminal cases) and violations of traffic laws. Statistically, the numbers of these cases are similar but criminal cases make up a small majority.
Within the criminal cases handled by public prosecutors in Japan, a large portion of the cases involve negligence that leads to injury or death. The large number of negligence cases reflects the relatively low crime rate in Japan.
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