Half of the 780 cases of child abuse recorded in total across January to August this year involved physical harm. Photo: Shutterstock
Half of the 780 cases of child abuse recorded in total across January to August this year involved physical harm. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong police report surge in child abuse cases, link rise in sexual assaults to minors spending more time outside as coronavirus rules ease

  • Cases of child abuse in Hong Kong rose 70 per cent in the first eight months of 2021 compared with the same period last year
  • Girl, 13, ran away with 21-year-old man she met online, an incident police say has become increasingly prevalent amid pandemic

Topic |   Hong Kong police
Half of the 780 cases of child abuse recorded in total across January to August this year involved physical harm. Photo: Shutterstock
Half of the 780 cases of child abuse recorded in total across January to August this year involved physical harm. Photo: Shutterstock
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