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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. 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. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. Crime rate jumps, but HK remains a safe city

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Hong Kong remains one of the safest cities in the world, despite more crimes being recorded between January and March than during the same period a year ago, the security chief said yesterday. More than 19,200 crimes were recorded in the first quarter- a 4.8 per cent increase- according to figures released by the Fight Crime Committee. Secretary for Security Ambrose ...

  6. Road sign plan to help beat crime in parks

    Posted Aug 01st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Police yesterday floated a plan to help them quickly locate robbery victims in country parks. Director of Operations Peter Yam Tat-wing said officers sometimes had difficulty locating robbery victims because the reference number system for road ...

  7. Sticker campaign to fight movie piracy

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Hong Kong cinemas are fighting movie pirating by putting stickers on the backs of all 34,700 of their seats warning that recording is a crime - and offering a HK$2,000 reward for reporting offenders. It is an initiative by the International Federation Against Copyright Theft - Greater China, under the Motion Pictures Association and the Hong Kong Theatres Association. ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Civic duty I refer to the article headline 'Police anger as crime rate soars', (October 19). Although the crime rate in Hong Kong has increased by nearly 20 per cent in the first ... and police force for the increase in crime, but we must understand the role that we play as citizens of Hong Kong. If we are not willing to help make Hong Kong a safer place, why would anyone want ...

  9. Ex-consultant accused of cheating council

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A former senior consultant of the Hong Kong Productivity Council appeared in Eastern Court yesterday on 28 charges of fraud and using documents with intent to deceive. In 2007 and 2008, Ling Chung-hang, 40, allegedly made false statements to the council and handled more than HK$1.2 million in proceeds of crime. He is to enter pleas in the District Court on December 21. ...

  10. No extradition deal

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... arrangement covers a specific set of circumstances. That is when Hong Kong residents on the mainland, who are wanted for a Hong Kong crime, will be handed back. Otherwise, there is no other known instance where a person wanted for a crime will be handed back by either government. ...




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