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Despite large number of crime fiction titles being written Japan has one of the world’s lowest homicide rates

[UPDATED: 6-24-2017]
Despite a large number of crime fiction titles or Suiri Shosetsu (Japanese detective fiction) being written and published each year, Japan has one of the world’s lowest homicide rates of 0.3 (the number of murders per 100,000 inhabitants), according to the OECD. This compares with an OECD average of 4.1.
Despite large number of crime fiction titles being written Japan has one of the world’s lowest homicide rates Posted by Richard Nathan