Most Date Crimes Occur During Breakups
Young Korean women are increasingly afraid of being assaulted by acquaintances and on a date. According to police, the number of reports of dating violence more than doubled from 9,364 cases in 2016 to 18,945 in 2020. A majority or 65.6 percent of the victims were women, but the number of men who were attacked was substantial, suggesting an increasingly toxic climate between the sexes.
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NATIONAL/POLITICS
Youngsters' Dependence on Smartphones Deepens
Many children and youngsters depend on their smartphones to an extent that they are helpless and bereft without it, according to the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family on Thursday.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea 'Testing Nuke Detonators'
North Korea appears to be testing nuclear detonators to prepare for another nuclear test, the presidential office here said Wednesday. Testing the detonators is an essential part of the development of nuclear bombs.
BUSINESS
Central Bank Hikes Interest Rate to 1.75%
The Bank of Korea on Thursday raised the key interest rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.75 percent. It was the second hike in as many months. The aim is to tame inflation, which has soared to the four-percent level.