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  1. Sex crimes rise despite overall fall

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The number of sex crimes continued to rise last month, despite overall crime cases falling slightly, the latest figures show. Police recorded eight rapes last month, up from ... than 78 reports in January last year. Indecent assaults rose 9.9 per cent to 1,136 last year, from 1,034 in 2004. The rise was revealed in a crime report discussed in yesterday's meeting ...

  2. War on crime has a hollow ring

    Posted Mar 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Beijing Top judge and prosecutor pledge to get tough, but deputies remain unconvinced The mainland's top judge and prosecutor have pledged to get tough on crime in the coming year but the public and deputies remain largely unconvinced. Supreme People's Court president Xiao Yang and Procurator-General Jia Chunwang made crime control the number one policy ...

  3. Treating migrant workers fairly will cut crime: expert

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin An expert in criminology yesterday called for better treatment of disgruntled migrant workers to help lower the crime rate. Xiao Qingping, an associate professor at the East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai, said migrant workers- mostly peasants from rural areas- were involved in 70 to 80 per cent of urban crimes. 'The way migrant workers react ...

  4. Shenzhen steps up crime fight

    Posted Feb 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Shenzhen police are to set up a digital fingerprint database to log the activities of repeat offenders as part of intensified efforts to keep track of petty crime. Lowu Public ... the criminal activities of pickpockets and thieves. Suspects would face increased penalties if shown to be habitual thieves. 'Crimes of theft and robbery are rampant in Shenzhen, especially ...

  5. Dismay as Koizumi says more foreigners mean more crime

    Posted Feb 10th 2006, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... to heightened social tension and more crime. 'It's staggering that the prime minister can say something like this- and that there's no public outcry,' said Debito Arudou, ... good if crime rises.' Mr Koizumi was expressing his opinions days after Foreign Minister Taro Aso said Taiwan had Tokyo to thank for raising its educational standards during the years ...

  6. Warning against 'botnet' crime wave

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or other programmes and set up what is called a 'botnet'- a network of zombie computers that they can use for crime such as extortion or sending out junk e-mails. The police said ... payments from the owners,' said Superintendent Patrick Lam Cheuk-ping, of the Technology Crime Division. In one of the biggest cases, police in the Netherlands arrested three people in October ...

  7. Casino crime on the rise

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu There is little doubt that the booming casino industry has made a significant contribution to Macau's economic growth, but there is a downside- the rising crime rate among young people. Youth crime, especially related to gambling, has become a serious problem in the former Portuguese enclave. An increasing number of young people who work in gaming venues have been ...

  8. II killed his crime partner, court hears

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle An illegal immigrant from the mainland confessed to killing and burying a partner in crime after he was arrested for stealing a mobile phone, a court heard yesterday. Yeung Yeung has pleaded not guilty in the Court of First Instance to helping to stone to death a man known as Shan Tung around March 30 last year. Yeung, Shan and two others allegedly came to the city ...

  9. Security cameras eradicate crime in village

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A burglary-prone Sai Kung village has become relatively crime free after it installed closed-circuit television cameras for around-the-clock surveillance. Police urged other ... in the previous 18 months. Other quick-cash crimes, such as theft from vehicles, have also stopped. 'We originally hoped to use the surveillance system to catch people committing crimes, but since ...

  10. Push to make deserting pets a crime

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy An animal welfare alliance has called on the government to make abandoning pets a crime. 'Under the existing law, people are prosecuted only after animal cruelty has happened, but we want to include abandonment,' said Steven Calpin, a spokesman for the alliance, the No Kill City Forum. Mr Calpin, who is also executive director of the Society ...




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