October 13, 2012

Why Is South Korea Getting More Violent?

Steven Borowiec, Asia Sentinel

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South Korea, long largely free of street crime, has recently been shocked by a rash of brutal sex crimes and violent attacks, causing soul-searching on why such crimes have increased.

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