Headline News on Japan Today: 600 Items of Stolen Women's Underwear Found in Suspect's Home. This is big crime news in Japan!
"Police in Mitaka, Tokyo found 600 items of stolen women's underwear in the apartment of an unemployed 39-year old man who was arrested while trying to steal lingerie from the balcony of a woman's residence last month." According to the police, the suspect has admitted to the theft and said he had stolen these items over the past three years.
While this is a strange story, I don't think that it would be crime news in the US. There are so many violent crimes to report that weird stuff like this gets printed under "News of the Weird", not the crime story page.
I feel very safe in Japan, but I still hang my underwear to dry inside.