Anti-riot police on patrol in Central keeping watch on an anti-government protest. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Anti-riot police on patrol in Central keeping watch on an anti-government protest. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Anti-riot police on patrol in Central keeping watch on an anti-government protest. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong ‘paying the price’: number of crimes solved hits 10-year low, as police divert resources to protests

  • Harder to nab masked culprits behind protest-related vandalism, arson cases
  • ‘Creeping sense of lawlessness’ may encourage more crime, senior officers say

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Anti-riot police on patrol in Central keeping watch on an anti-government protest. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Anti-riot police on patrol in Central keeping watch on an anti-government protest. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Anti-riot police on patrol in Central keeping watch on an anti-government protest. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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