The Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday night launched an end-of-year crime vigilance drive in Tokyo’s Kabukicho district.
Police Superintendent Kenshi Higuchi joined a patrol in the bustling red-light area to monitor the safety of revelers enjoying year-end parties and to check the positions of the local CCTV cameras, TBS reported. Higuchi also visited a local police station to encourage officers to be especially vigilant over the next 10 days.
According to police, robberies of people using ATMs, pickpocketing, bag-snatching and other crimes peak during the Christmas-New Year season. Police say that crowd policing will be stepped up through Dec 31.