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  1. Crime

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... is rapidly becoming one of America's more successful crime authors. His 24 Hours was filmed as Trapped, with Charlize Theron and Kevin Bacon, in 2002 and since then his star has risen - although ... is about to find out. Shafted is far-fetched, superficial and not one of Heller's best. It pushes the boundaries of the crime fiction genre and will probably be a disappointment to many of her ...

  2. New weapon to fight hi-tech crime

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Crime fighters hope software to be introduced soon will help foil computer crooks who are using ever more sophisticated ways to hide evidence. The police technology crime division will use the software to collect data from computers that might have been used in crimes. They say the software, developed by Australian police and dubbed Spada (system preview and data ...

  3. Security chief pledges to crack down on crimes by foreigners

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk In the run-up to the Beijing Olympics, the Ministry of Public Security has vowed to crack down on crimes committed by foreigners, who accounted for about 9,000 criminal cases ... The statement did not outline what measures would be taken or crimes to be targeted. Guangdong detained 7,500 people each year on average between 2001 and 2004 for illegal immigration, residence ...

  4. Crime map reveals the city's black spots

    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Triads, troubled youth, vulnerable old people, drugs and prostitutes are rife in Yuen Long, where serious crime is at its highest in Hong Kong. The area sits on the periphery of the city- both physically and socially- and has the highest rates of serious crime. This is one of the many findings from a detailed crime map, drawn from police figures obtained ...

  5. Police solve record 91pc of crimes involving fatalities

    Posted Feb 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang A record 91.4 per cent of crimes resulting in death were solved throughout the mainland last year, a senior law-enforcement officer said yesterday, saying the success rate did not involve torture. Police also said cases of violent crime declined during the year, a trend that legal analysts said was a result of greater social infrastructure. Yu Xinmin, vice-director ...

  6. Economic crime plagues 26pc of HK companies

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu One out of four Hong Kong companies and 33 per cent of companies investing in the mainland suffered losses from fraud or other economic crimes in the past two years, according ... said they had been victims of commercial crime over the past two years, up from 22 per cent in 2005. On average, each of those Hong Kong firms lost US$618,000 from the crimes and had to pay ...

  7. Fight against crime

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kwan-chun, a 17-year-old Form Six student who helped arrest a bicycle thief, was among 41 citizen crime fighters- 37 men and four women- who received awards at a police ceremony yesterday. Acting Commissioner of Police Fung Siu-yuen commended the awardees for their vigilance and bravery when making the presentations at Metropolis Mall in Hung Hom. Choi Fu-cheung received ...

  8. Capital Crimes

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Capital Crimes Jonathan and Faye Kellerman Ballantine Books, HK$115 Having proved their co-writing abilities in Double Homicide, husband and wife Jonathan and Faye Kellerman reprise their double act in Capital Crimes, a two-novella volume. They are on to a good thing. Corresponding by e-mail about each other's output, they lend a new perspective to signature ...

  9. Hero fights back amid increase in hate crime

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But not all is sweetness and light- racial tensions simmer beneath the surface and hate crime (an offence committed against another because of their race, gender, religion or sexual orientation) has ... Nooses and swastikas appeared in public places. Three men were sentenced to prison for beating a gay man to death in a crime that triggered the victim's father to ask in a courtroom last ...

  10. Drop in violent crime, but fraud cases soar

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The number of crimes involving violence, theft or drugs dropped on the mainland in the first half of the year but reports of economic crimes such as counterfeiting of goods soared, a mainland police spokesman said yesterday. Ministry of Public Security spokesman Wu Heping said crimes involving the manufacture of and trade in fake and faulty products were up more than ...




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