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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 ...

  2. A crime in one market is a selling point in another

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... crime in Hong Kong and penalties include jail and fines. Across the border on the mainland, however, it is amazing to see the different attitude and fraudsters use insider dealing as a selling ...

  3. Ten-month crackdown on credit card crime to start in January

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Mainland authorities are to launch a 10-month clampdown on credit card fraud following news such crimes had at least doubled over the first half of the year, state ... of economic crime investigations, said on Tuesday that credit card fraud had become more common in recent years, the newswire reported. Common scams included people taking credit cards from several ...

  4. Police swoop on online teen triad ring after crime spree

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... reported yesterday. Twelve members of the group have been arrested so far, the Oriental Morning Post reported, in connection with at least eight violent crimes carried out across the city. The case ... at least five other similar online gangs, with several hundred members in total, which they warned could attract youngsters to a life of violent crime. The group - which called itself the Zunlong ...

  5. Sex crimes rise despite overall fall

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The number of sex crimes continued to rise last month, despite overall crime cases falling slightly, the latest figures show. Police recorded eight rapes last month, up from ... than 78 reports in January last year. Indecent assaults rose 9.9 per cent to 1,136 last year, from 1,034 in 2004. The rise was revealed in a crime report discussed in yesterday's meeting ...

  6. Crime increase

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Police figures show a steep rise in crimes involving triads, intimidation and guns in January compared to a year ago. How can the increase in these crimes be curbed? Share your views: write to us ...

  7. Rape cases increase sharply despite drop in crime rate

    Posted Aug 29th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Rape cases rose sharply in Hong Kong in the first seven months this year, despite the overall crime rate falling about 8 per cent, according to Security Bureau data released ... per cent from the same period last year. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said law enforcement agencies would step up efforts to combat the increase in crimes such as rape, drug ...

  8. Push to make deserting pets a crime

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy An animal welfare alliance has called on the government to make abandoning pets a crime. 'Under the existing law, people are prosecuted only after animal cruelty has happened, but we want to include abandonment,' said Steven Calpin, a spokesman for the alliance, the No Kill City Forum. Mr Calpin, who is also executive director of the Society ...

  9. Falling crime figures no reason to drop our guard

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The latest crimes figures are reassuring and they would be the envy of many places in the world. Hong Kong remains a relatively safe city in which to live. But they also show there is no room for complacency. Overall crime is down 7.5 per cent over the first six months of the year, compared with the same period last year. Importantly, violent crime has dropped- by 7.8 per cent. ...

  10. Push to reclassify domestic violence as a serious crime

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The government is seeking to amend the law on domestic violence to make it a serious crime, as the city experiences a dramatic increase in child and spouse abuse. There were 841 ... That law does not criminalise family violence as such, but abusers may be liable for criminal charges under other ordinances including the Crime Ordinance and the Offences Against the Person ...




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