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  1. Crime doesn't pay

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen If someone does something against the law, they commit an offence. Crimes are serious offences. When anyone commits a crime, they get into trouble with the police. Remember, crime never pays! Crimes Match up the crime with its description 1. assault 2. mugging 3. arson 4. blackmail 5. burglary 6. fraud 7. murder 8. kidnapping 9. hijacking 10. shoplifting a) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659273/crime-doesnt-pay
  2. Rise in violent crime unlikely even in the face of ruin, says criminologist

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... people did not readily turn to crime, a criminologist said. Chu Yiu-kong, an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong's department of sociology, said the economic crisis would probably not translate into an increase in crime. 'Common sense might suggest that the crime rate would go up during an economic crisis, but the reality is that we cannot see a direct ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656895/rise-violent-crime-unlikely-even-face-ruin-says-criminologist
  3. Poor job pickings after a lifetime of fighting crime

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Some retired police chiefs go on to highly lucrative jobs as security honchos with developers. Many of their underlings are not so lucky, judging by this internal recruitment advert for those planning to leave the force after a lifetime devoted to protecting the city from crime. Most, it seems, are jobs for drivers. Commercial drivers pay only about HK$9,500, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653334/poor-job-pickings-after-lifetime-fighting-crime
  4. Joint crackdown strikes big blow to crime gangs

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo HK, mainland and Macau raids lead to arrest of 1,664 suspects Hong Kong police have struck a heavy blow against triads, organised-crime gangs and cross-border syndicates ... and the mainland. Chief Superintendent Samson Yu Mun-sang, head of the Organised Crime and Triad Bureau, said the annual operation was extended from four to six weeks for a stronger crackdown ahead of next ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645774/joint-crackdown-strikes-big-blow-crime-gangs
  5. Embattled bus drivers don't feel benefit of the falling crime rate

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing New York Just before Christmas, Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced that New York had enjoyed another year of declining crime. Major felonies went down 4 per cent from last year, making 2008 the 18th straight year in which the crime rate has dropped. But for the city's bus drivers, this did not bring much relief. Several incidents and one particular tragedy meant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665269/embattled-bus-drivers-dont-feel-benefit-falling-crime-rate
  6. Crime and punishment

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Hang Lijia

    ... to deter crime and maintain social and political order. Yet now, partly because top leaders are uncomfortable with the accusation that the mainland executes too readily, and partly owing ... for the judiciary and a reduction in the number of crimes that carry death sentences. 'Ever since January 2007, when the Supreme Court took back the sole authority in reviewing the death penalty, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662166/crime-and-punishment
  7. Fictitious crime lord lures confessions - or idle boasts?

    Posted Sep 15th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... sleeping when a fire ripped through the family's home on May 15, 2006. The city's police chief said that if it was arson, as suspected, it was one of the worst crimes committed ... these things without being involved in the crime,' Mr Clark told the jury. 'The theory of the crown in this case is that the accused, Mr Fry, deliberately poured gasoline into the family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652673/fictitious-crime-lord-lures-confessions-or-idle-boasts
  8. Girl, 11, on probation for part in crime spree

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong An 11-year-old schoolgirl who teamed up with two unemployed 18-year-old males and went on a crime spree was placed on probation for 20 months when she appeared for sentencing ... Man-chung and Poon Ming, were earlier jailed for five years after appearing in the District Court. The crime spree occurred between January and March this year when the trio devised schemes to rob, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651348/girl-11-probation-part-crime-spree
  9. Killings up sharply but overall crime rate down

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... the average of the past 10 years. There were 21 homicides from January to June, up from an unusually low eight in the same period last year. But the overall crime rate dropped by 3 per cent, and police said Hong Kong was still one of the safest cities in the world. Police handled 38,777 crimes, including 7,095 violent offences, during that period - down from 40,357 last year, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647259/killings-sharply-overall-crime-rate-down
  10. Worries over rise in organised crime

    Posted Mar 11th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The number of suspects indicted on the mainland for gangland crimes and other felonies such as arson and murder more than doubled in the past five years to nearly a million, ... 931,876 people had been prosecuted since 2003 for organised crime and other serious criminal activities. The number of suspects arrested for such crimes in the same period rose from 411,379 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629450/worries-over-rise-organised-crime

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