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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Falling crime rate a Hong Kong success to celebrate

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan hails statistics that show the city is remarkably safe Hong Kong's falling crime rate asuccess to celebrate Last week, US president Barack Obama visited Chicago to discuss gun crime. There were 443 murders by firearms in that one city last year, and 506 murders in all. This is a city with 2.8 million people- fewer than half of Hong Kong's ...

  2. Police enlist minorities to counter rise in crimes

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Indonesian communities- to spread the crime-prevention message. While most arrests involved petty crimes such as theft, fighting, drug offences and criminal damage, Wong said some cases stemmed from ... in the ethnic-minority crime to a rise in the non-Chinese population. About a quarter of those arrested did not hold identity cards. Fermi Wong Wai-fun, director of the ethnic minorities rights group Unison, ...

  3. Bigotry that should be made a crime

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... tolerance, it has to take steps to ensure inciting hatred is a punishable crime. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Support anti-youth crime campaign

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The government hopes this special group can curb the rising tide of youth crime. In my opinion, this special police team is necessary. The number of youth crimes is increasing dramatically, including serious crimes such as assault, kidnapping and robbery. Many young gangs are violent. We must curb this trend before it goes too far. I am glad society is willing to put emphasis on teenagers. ...

  6. Sex crimes by children on rise, study finds

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok The number of sex-related crimes by children is increasing, a survey by the Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service found. Over two years, the group studied 1,100 children who were under the supervision of the police superintendent's discretion scheme. In 2010, 30 had committed sex-related offences, up from 24 in 2009. The group called for the legal age ...

  7. Investigated for economic crimes

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheng Yizhong, founder and former chief editor of the Southern Metropolis Daily and The Beijing News, was arrested on suspicion of economic crimes in March 2004. A district procuratorate in Guangzhou dropped the case that August, citing insufficient evidence. Zhao Yan, a researcher for The New York Times in Beijing, was imprisoned for three years for fraud. A charge of disclosing state ...

  8. 18 years' jail for string of sex crimes

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A waiter with a 'distorted view of sex'- said to have had 300 sex partners in the past five years- was jailed for 18 years yesterday for a string of offences in which he tied up teenage girls he met online and took photographs or video ...

  9. Fewer crimes may get death penalty

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The list of crimes punishable by the death penalty on the mainland will be cut by a fifth if amendments to the criminal code gain approval from the legislature. It is the first ... offences subject to the death sentence- mainly non-violent crimes where the death penalty has been rarely or never invoked. Such offences include smuggling, the forgery of value-added tax receipts, ...

  10. Is severe punishment the best way to prevent crimes?

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie, Ronald Ling

    ... Matthew Murchie, Ronald Ling Pak-ki Matthew Murchie, St Joseph's College Over the past few dozen millennia, society has used punishment to deter people from committing crimes ... appears to be a more 'ideal' method to prevent crimes. It is moral, passive, and doesn't require locking people up in jail. But is it really the most effective way? I don't ...




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