Crime Trends in Hong Kong: Another Look at the Safe City

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Crime Trends in Hong Kong: Another Look at the Safe City

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Centre for Crimnology, University of Hong Kong
Keywords
  • Asia
  • 160299 Criminology Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Crime Trends
  • Hong Kong Sar

Abstract

This paper describes reported crime trends in Hong Kong over the past 30 years and provides a broad picture of the crime problem in this unusual jurisdiction. The main focus is on describing and explaining the nature and prevalence of crime as recorded by law enforcement and reported by crime victims. Explanations of changes in crime are critically reviewed in conclusion.

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