以下を和訳してください！ よろしくお願いします！！ The committee believed that 'a section of the Japanese community' did not understand the status of the Settlement and were 'apparently under the impression that the municipality is to all intents and purposes a separate country' upon which they were 'entitled to make demands,ignorant of the fact that they are in fact themselves members of the municipality'. The Japanese branch of the SMP was thus both a response to and an attempt to limit Japanese demands on the SMC as the Council negotiated the challenges of transnational colonial rule. During normal times, the SMP provided general police protection to life and property. Fighting crime was a gargantuan task in Shanghai: the coexistence of great wealth and abject poverty, a high concentration of recent immigrants, and the legal loopholes afforded by extraterritoriality together provided ample opportunities for criminals. Crime was much higher than in other treaty ports: the chief of police for the British Municipality at Tianjin reported just three murders in 1936 and no armed robberies, while the Sup reported 25 murders and 379 armed robberies or attempted armed robberies in the International Settlement in the same year. Approximately half of the reported armed robberies resulted in a conviction, a fairly typical success rate for the SMP. Criminals benefited from the divided jurisdictions of the city: the jurisdiction of police pursuing a criminal ended at the border of whichever of the three parts of the city (International Settlement, French Concession or Chinese City) to which they belonged.