A continuing need to use Hong Kong police officers for riot squad duty means foot patrols would likely to continue to be a rarity, sources said on Monday. Photo: Dickson Lee A continuing need to use Hong Kong police officers for riot squad duty means foot patrols would likely to continue to be a rarity, sources said on Monday. Photo: Dickson Lee
A continuing need to use Hong Kong police officers for riot squad duty means foot patrols would likely to continue to be a rarity, sources said on Monday. Photo: Dickson Lee
Crime

Hong Kong muggings jump nearly fourfold in first quarter as police sources say riot squad duties pulling officers off foot patrols

  • The 33 street robberies, low for many metropolises, still represent a major jump from the seven the city registered in the first three months of 2019
  • The increase can be attributed to fewer police officers on the street, one source says, citing manpower demands presented by protests

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A continuing need to use Hong Kong police officers for riot squad duty means foot patrols would likely to continue to be a rarity, sources said on Monday. Photo: Dickson Lee A continuing need to use Hong Kong police officers for riot squad duty means foot patrols would likely to continue to be a rarity, sources said on Monday. Photo: Dickson Lee
A continuing need to use Hong Kong police officers for riot squad duty means foot patrols would likely to continue to be a rarity, sources said on Monday. Photo: Dickson Lee
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