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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) ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Crime and punishment

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

    ... of security forces who abuse their power and get away with it. The state party has always relied on the death penalty to deter crime and maintain social and political order. Yet now, partly because ... was last year made a priority within the party-run judiciary system. Academics have suggested greater independence for the judiciary and a reduction in the number of crimes that carry death ...

  6. The king of crime

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... an expert criminal that the police just cannot catch. He commits crimes all over the place and never leaves any clues behind. There is no criminal in the entire world like Macavity the Mystery Cat. He is the King of Crime. 1. What is a 'criminal'? a) a person who helps the police b) a person who breaks the law 2. What is a 'clue'? a) something that helps someone ...

  7. Koo cops role in new crime thriller

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Louis Koo Tin-lok surprised the media this week when he turned up at a press conference with a full beard to promote his role in the film Overheard. The new crime thriller, which began production this week, will star Koo (right) as one of three policemen (the others are played by Daniel Wu Yin-cho and Sean Lau Ching-wan) from a special Criminal Intelligence Bureau task ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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