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  1. Free flow of money but not for crime

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Apart from HSBC's link to Hong Kong, the embarrassing lapse of the bank's US operation in laundering money for Mexican drug cartels seems a long way from home. But it is the tip of the iceberg of drug-running and high finance that is far from re ...

  2. Warning on pickpockets after 22pc surge in cases this year

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Shoppers should beware of pickpockets amid the festive crowds in light of a more than 20 per cent increase in such crimes, police warned yesterday. The Kowloon West regional ... Yui-luen, of the West Kowloon crime prevention office, said some victims reported their wallets might have been stolen by people behind them on escalators in malls and office buildings. Some victims ...

  3. Where reporting a crime is not an ordeal

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Ip The surroundings of your average police station can be a little forbidding for people going in to report a crime. They often rub shoulders with suspects in the station and make their statements in starkly furnished rooms with hard seats. But at the police force's new Central Report Room, that is about to change. Suspects and citizens reporting crimes will be filtered through ...

  4. New visa scheme could lead to crime wave on HK's streets

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am very cautious about the decision to grant multi-entry visas to Shenzhen residents. On the plus side, with more visitors from the mainland, the tourism industry will benefit and it will bring increased revenue for organisations like the Jockey Club. H ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Soaring crime rate dims Shenzhen's lustre

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As Hong Kong digests the news that its crime rate has reached an eight-year high, we should spare a thought for officials just across the border in Shenzhen. They are battling a rather more serious threat to law and order. In Hong Kong, the number of crimes reported rose 16.5 per cent last year, led by pickpocketing offences and thefts from cars. While there is no room ...

  7. Crime detection rate lagging in Sai Kung

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Life may be quieter and the air cleaner in Sai Kung, but crimes are almost half as likely to be solved as in the rest of Hong Kong. Last year the area's crime ... police regional commander Kevan Cooper told the panel most of the crimes were of a low level and hard to solve. There was also an influx of about 5 million visitors to Sai Kung every year, which ...

  8. Crime fears

    Posted Oct 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The latest official statistics show that crime in Hong Kong has increased by nearly 20 per cent in the first nine months of this year. Do you feel less safe? Share your views: write to us. ...

  9. Rape, murder and pickpocketing up, but the overall crime rate drops

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Hong Kong's crime rate fell for the first time in two years last month. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong yesterday reported an 11.4 per cent drop in overall crime for January compared with the same period last year, though there was a rise in rape, murder and pickpocketing. He said the decrease in the number of reports of shoplifting, theft from ...

  10. Shenzhen nabs 10,000 in crime crackdown

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the year in a crackdown aimed at clearing the city's image as a crime-ridden metropolis. Yu Xinguo, deputy head of the Shenzhen police, said that thanks to the crackdown, the Shenzhen crime ... is 27,000-strong. Since the crime wave last summer, Shenzhen's police force has been strengthened with the addition of 2,000 officers so far and a further 1,000 will be deployed by September. Skirting ...




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