Elderly residents pictured in Tokyo in 2014. Photo: AFP Elderly residents pictured in Tokyo in 2014. Photo: AFP
Elderly residents pictured in Tokyo in 2014. Photo: AFP

Japan home invasion crime wave targets elderly residents ‘too trusting’ of authority figures

  • Economic hardship connected to the pandemic, with lost jobs and falling incomes, is thought to be at least partly to blame for the crime wave
  • Virtually all victims have been in their 70s or 80s, most were bound with duct tape and some were beaten, suffering broken bones

Topic |   Japan
Elderly residents pictured in Tokyo in 2014. Photo: AFP Elderly residents pictured in Tokyo in 2014. Photo: AFP
Elderly residents pictured in Tokyo in 2014. Photo: AFP
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