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  1. Dearth of detectives risks a crime-solving problem

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... and no one has spoken to me or most other frontline crime managers as far as I'm aware. It's a joke. How can they conduct a proper review without talking to the people who are directly ... is examining a number of areas related to the issue and any proposal that may help overcome barriers to the recruitment and retention of crime officers will be considered.' The statement added: ...

  2. Spy cameras useful, but not the answer to crime

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is a serious crime; raining a harmful substance on people with the intention of causing injury considerably raises the gravity of the offence. No effort can be spared in arresting the perpetrator. One ... went into operation. There are many such devices throughout our city to help prevent crime. Their presence can help dissuade criminals but, for the person hurling acid-filled bottles from ...

  3. Poor job pickings after a lifetime of fighting crime

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Some retired police chiefs go on to highly lucrative jobs as security honchos with developers. Many of their underlings are not so lucky, judging by this internal recruitment advert for those planning to leave the force after a lifetime devoted to protecting the city from crime. Most, it seems, are jobs for drivers. Commercial drivers pay only about HK$9,500, while ...

  4. More spy cameras on the way to curb crime

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

    ... Benjamin Wong The government is pressing ahead with installing cameras in parks to prevent crime, despite being forced to drop a similar plan in Lan Kwai Fong in 2002 after a public outcry. It has mounted cameras in 13 parks, including Victoria Park, and plans to install six more in coming months. Officials say the cameras have curbed crime, including gambling. The first ...

  5. Security cameras eradicate crime in village

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A burglary-prone Sai Kung village has become relatively crime free after it installed closed-circuit television cameras for around-the-clock surveillance. Police urged other ... in the previous 18 months. Other quick-cash crimes, such as theft from vehicles, have also stopped. 'We originally hoped to use the surveillance system to catch people committing crimes, but since ...

  6. More patrols to reduce Guangzhou crime rate

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... commission, said that police work would this year focus on curbing violent crimes- including kidnappings and robberies- as well as organised crime and the illicit drug trade. 'We will raise the visibility of police, set up a crime alert system as quickly as possible, set up a pro-active police force and increase the rate of arrest at crime scenes,' he said. Mr Zhang said ...

  7. Crime pays

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... builders who are jumping on the bandwagon to get a slice of the booming home-security business. Asahi Glass has developed 'crime-preventive, sensor-equipped glass', while Matsushita Electric Works has for a few years now taken its portable showroom on tour. It features 12 anti-crime devices installed on gates, doors and windows, demonstrating how these hi-tech systems can ...

  8. Guangzhou's crime rate drops 10pc

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... to put the public at ease. Yang Jianguang, a law professor at Sun Yat-sen University, attributed the lower rate to hi-tech crime fighting. In the past two years, police have set up thousands of cameras in commercial districts, including shopping centres. Professor Yang said they were a deterrent to criminals. 'Criminals might fear to commit crimes when they know the cameras ...

  9. More police to tackle Shanghai crime wave

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Woo City to recruit a further 7,000 officers over the next five years Shanghai is planning to expand its police force over the next five years amid a growing crime wave and the phasing ... required because of a surge in crime linked to an influx of migrant labourers in suburban districts over the past few years. Expansion of the police force was also needed because community security ...

  10. Guangdong needs new tactics in war on crime

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The vicious and brazen nature of crimes in Guangdong reveals that officials' best efforts to crack down on criminals are failing. If public safety in the province is to be achieved, ... crime-fighting measures being taken by officials, criminals are becoming evermore ruthless. Authorities claim to be providing harmony and security for the people they govern. In June, they announced ...




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