Hong Kong records a rise in crimes – such as burglary and theft from vehicles – as police remain busy tackling anti-government protesters. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: police stop regular foot patrols due to staff crunch and risk of being attacked

  • Force replaces walking beats with mobile patrols, leaving areas – such as alleys – vulnerable to criminal activity
  • Traffic enforcement, community engagement and joint operation against organised crimes also take a hit
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong records a rise in crimes – such as burglary and theft from vehicles – as police remain busy tackling anti-government protesters. Photo: Sam Tsang
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