Police take away a man, believed to be South Asian, after he and an accomplice tried to rob a mainland Chinese tourist of a rucksack containing HK$80,000. Some Hong Kong media play up arrests of asylum seekers to feed the notion that they are a risk to society, even though crime rates among them are comparatively much lower. Photo: Facebook

Hong Kong asylum seekers are not behind any crime wave: the fearmongering must stop

  • Crime statistics belie the notion, often fed by media reports, that asylum seekers are contributing to a wave of violence
Topic |   Human rights

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Police take away a man, believed to be South Asian, after he and an accomplice tried to rob a mainland Chinese tourist of a rucksack containing HK$80,000. Some Hong Kong media play up arrests of asylum seekers to feed the notion that they are a risk to society, even though crime rates among them are comparatively much lower. Photo: Facebook
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