Crime Statistics Comparison


 


Comparison of 2015 and 2014 Crime Situation
2014
2015
2015
Compared with
2014
Numerical
Percentage
1. Overall Crime 67 740 66 439 - 1301 - 1.9
2. Overall Crime Rate (1) 935 910 - 25 - 2.7
3. Overall Crime Detection Rate 43.4% 44.8%
+ 1.4 percentage points
4. Violent Crime 11 073 10 889 - 184 - 1.7
5. Violent Crime Rate (1) 153 149 - 4 - 2.6
6. Violent Crime Detection Rate 61.9% 60.8%
- 1.1 percentage points
7. Homicide (2) 27 22 - 5 - 18.5
8. All Robberies (2), including : 309 223 - 86 - 27.8
-  Robbery with Firearms - 1 + 1 -
-  Robbery with Arms (Stun Guns) 5 1 - 4 - 80.0
-  Robbery with Pistol Like Object 3 3   0 0.0
-  Bank Robbery 7 4 - 3 - 42.9
-  Goldsmith/Watch Shop Robberies 4 3 - 1 - 25.0
9. Burglary  2 700 2 579 - 121 - 4.5
10. Wounding and Serious Assault (2) 5 629 5 360 - 269 - 4.8
-  Wounding 1 342 1 236 - 106 - 7.9
-  Serious Assault 4 287 4 124 - 163 - 3.8
11. Serious Drug Offences 1 855 1 891 + 36 + 1.9
12. Criminal Intimidation (2) 1 862 1 736 - 126 - 6.8
13. Blackmail (2) 885 1 366 + 481 + 54.4
14. Arson (2) 394 339 - 55 - 14.0
15. Rape (2) 56 70 + 14 + 25.0
16. Indecent Assault (2) 1 115 1 068 - 47 - 4.2
17. All Thefts, including : 28 596 27 512 - 1 084 - 3.8
-  Snatching 265 228 - 37 - 14.0
-  Pickpocketing 1 077 1 109 + 32 + 3.0
-  Shop Theft 8 995 9 722 + 727 + 8.1
-  Theft from Vehicle 975 999 + 24 + 2.5
-  Miscellaneous Thefts 16 122 14 356 - 1 766 - 11.0
-  Missing Motor Vehicles (567) (577) + 10 + 1.8
18. Deception 8 861 9 353 + 492 + 5.6
19. Criminal Damage 5 875 5 920 + 45 + 0.8
20. Triad-related Crimes 1 643 1 812 + 169 + 10.3
21. Domestic Violence Crimes 1 669 1 464 - 205 - 12.3
22. Persons Arrested for Crime  
-  Juveniles (aged 10 - 15)  1 510 1 309 - 201 - 13.3
-  Young Persons (aged 16 - 20) 2 814 2 826 + 12 + 0.4
-  Mainland Illegal Immigrants  83 79 - 4 - 4.8
-  Visitors (Mainland) (3) 1 446 1 398 - 48 - 3.3
-  Visitors (Others) (3) 1 670 2 136 + 466 + 27.9
23. Drug Seizures (4) :   
-  Heroin  (kg) 49 38 - 11 - 22.4
-  Cannabis  (kg) 99 114 + 15 + 15.2
-  Methamphetamine (Ice)  (kg) 488 452 - 36 - 7.4
-  Ketamine  (kg)  334 802 + 468 + 140.1
-  Cocaine  (kg)  130 341 + 211 + 162.3
-  Ecstasy-type  (tablet) 1 585 779 - 806 - 50.9

Note :

  1. Crime Rate = Crimes per 100 000 population (based on the latest population figure released by the Census & Statistics Dept.).
  2. Belongs to a type of violent crime.
  3. Numbers of Mainland visitors committed crimes per 100 000 of the arrivals were 3.1 in both 2014 and 2015, and that for other visitors in the same period were 12.1 and 15.6 respectively.
  4. Figures include Customs and Excise Department cases. Figures are provisional ones and pending confirmation by the Government Laboratory.