Thursday, July 30, 2015

Japan is suffering from a mini crime wave where the criminal is an oldie

The demographics of Japanese crime make you think  - see the graphic

The explanation for this swing from young to old crime is that some impoverished elderly turn to shoplifting.

It is not just Japan with this problem. In the US, 20% of prisoners are seniors.

The number of British prisoners aged over 60 years has risen by 130% between 2002 and 2013, a shift attributed to an increase in the convictions for historic sex abuse.

Over the last year I have been working on ways to improve the customer experience for brands, cities and patients. Perhaps I should look at the prisoner journey.

Remember that older prisoners suffer from all of the same physiological effects of age as does a customer. I wonder if anybody is considering this issue? I bet they are not. Dick Stroud

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