The National Police Agency said Thursday that 93 police officers and police officials were arrested in 2012 and another 458 received disciplinary action.
The NPA said the number of arrests was 27 more than in 2011 and the most since 2002. The number disciplined was 91 more than 2011 and the first time since 2004 that the figure exceeded 400.
Of those arrested, the main offenses were sexual molestation, theft and accepting bribes, the NPA said. Among those who received disciplinary action, the main offenses were accepting bribes, sexual harassment, falsifying evidence and altering reports.