October 14, 2016 update: the Tokyo government has updated their crime map website, which is now available in both Japanese and English. See link for new website.


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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

The following is the number of incidents 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.

 

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

(I) 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 Station, which is the lower of the two red blocks.

(Map centered around: 東京都新宿区新宿3丁目 / Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Shinjuku 3-chome)

Data for the month of January 2016, and for the 6-months ended June 2016:

 

(II) Shinagawa station

Violent crime is highest in the Shinagawa Station rail yard and the blocks east of the station, which includes the restaurant and bar area. Map centered around: 東京都港区港南2丁目  / Tokyo, Minato-ku, Konan 2-chome

Data for the month of January 2016, and for the 6-months ended June 2016:

 

(III)  Tokyo Station and Ginza

True to its upscale image, there is virtually no violent crime in the greater Tokyo Station area, which includes Ginza, Yurakucho, Marunouchi, and Otemachi. Map centered around: 東京都中央区銀座1丁目 / Ginza, Chuo-ku, 1-chome)

Data for the month of January 2016, and for the 6-months ended June 2016:

 

(IV) Shibuya Station

Violent crime in Shibuya is most common to the northwest of Shibuya Station, which includes a high concentration of shopping, bars,  restaurants, and clubs in and around Inokashira dori. Map centered: 東京都渋谷区神南1丁目 / Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Jinnan 1-chome:

 

(V) Ikebukuro Station

In Ikebukuro, violent crime is most prevalent west of the station. Map centered around: 東京都豊島区東池袋1丁目 / Toshima-ku, Tokyo Higashi-Ikebukuro 1-chome:

Ikebukuro station crime map.jpg

(VI) Roppongi

High violent crime in Roppongi correlates to concentration of bars and restaurants that line Gaien Higashi Dori 外苑東通り, which is the base of the triangle in the center of the following maps. Map centered on: 東京都港区六本木5丁目 / Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 5-chome.

 

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