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  1. Drug cases up, but violent crimes fall

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The city's crime rate rose 1 per cent from a year earlier between January and the end of October. The biggest rises were in drug offences, theft and deception cases. Over the period, police dealt with 63,263 crimes. However, the number of violent crimes- including homicides, robberies and rapes- fell by more than 400, to 10,977, and there were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986282/drug-cases-violent-crimes-fall
  2. Proposed law would create crime of stalking

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy and Jennifer Ngo The government plans to make stalking a crime, 11 years after that was first proposed by the Law Reform Commission. Under the proposed law, released yesterday for a three-month public consultation, stalkers will face up to two years in jail and a fine of up to HK$100,000. The crime is defined as 'a series of acts' directed at specific persons that cause ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988224/proposed-law-would-create-crime-stalking
  3. Police to step up release of crime data

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... public warnings about crimes. One of the ways could include releasing information directly from the 999 call centre to the press, the police say. The force also agrees to develop an interactive ... that bore more than 1,600 signatures from the media urging the police to release crime information sooner. Currently, after getting a crime report, the 999 call centre informs the Police Public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985678/police-step-release-crime-data
  4. Chongqing Crime-fighter becomes prolific scholar

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun has been hailed for his iron-fisted approach to organised crime in the southwestern municipality, but the 52-year-old ... a high-profile and controversial campaign against organised crime. He was promoted to deputy mayor of Chongqing in May and appears poised for an even more promising political career. In September 1992, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987792/chongqing-crime-fighter-becomes-prolific-scholar
  5. Journalists, police spar over crime publicity

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The police are patting themselves on the back for doing more to inform the public about crime- but news organisations say too much is still being held back. Under pressure to be more open after being accused of withholding details of serial sex attacks, the force said it had handed out an average of 270 crime news items to the media every day since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985953/journalists-police-spar-over-crime-publicity
  6. The code-breaking adventures of a precocious crime-fighter

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Millen Book Ruby Redfort: Look Into My Eyes By Lauren Child Published by Harper Collins ISBN 978 0 00 733406 3 Watch out! There's a new girl in town. Her name is Ruby Redfort, and she really is something special. Ruby is an ace codebreaker, a no ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988989/code-breaking-adventures-precocious-crime-fighter
  7. Photo software could put crime scenes in focus

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kanglei Wang kanglei.wang@scmp.com The image of crime-fighting technology just got a lot sharper with the unveiling yesterday of home-grown software designed to take the blur out ... licence plate numbers from blurred images of vehicles. It can also be used to focus in on and clarify the faces of suspects pictured running from a crime scene. Jia has presented the results ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986371/photo-software-could-put-crime-scenes-focus
  8. Charlie Yeung takes time out from crime films to clock in for Harry Winston boutique opening

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung Actress Charlie Yeung Choi-nei, looking elegant in a black and white dress, presided over the opening of American jeweller and watchmaker Harry Winston's new store in Kowloon's Elements mall. Having finished promoting director Oxide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984523/charlie-yeung-takes-time-out-crime-films-clock-harry-winston-boutique-opening
  9. Sidelining women won't stop sex crimes

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... sexual crimes committed against women on public transport. Now Seoul is joining the club. Korean society is divided over the issue, so officials are experimenting with only late-night carriages. ... The problem lies with men, and the readiness of many Asian societies to take such abuses of women lightly. Such crimes are serious and deserve harsh penalities as a deterrent. Putting women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977083/sidelining-women-wont-stop-sex-crimes
  10. Fugitive's jailing hailed in fight against global crime

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... co-operation in fighting crime and a deterrent to corrupt officials seeking safe haven overseas. Li Jixiang, or Li Kai Cheung as he is known in Australia, was convicted on seven counts of money laundering and two counts of dealing in the proceeds of crime between December 1999 and August 2000 in the Supreme Court of Queensland on September 13, the Brisbane-based Courier-Mail newspaper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980238/fugitives-jailing-hailed-fight-against-global-crime

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