Crime Statistics Comparison




Comparison of 2014 and 2013 Crime Situation
2013
2014
2014 Compared with
2013
Numerical Percentage
1. Overall Crime 72 911 67 740 - 5 171 - 7.1
2. Overall Crime Rate (1) 1 014 936 - 78 - 7.7
3. Overall Crime Detection Rate 43.2% 43.4% + 0.2 percentage point
4. Violent Crime 12 153 11 073 -  1 080 - 8.9
5. Violent Crime Rate (1) 169 153 -  16 - 9.5
6. Violent Crime Detection Rate 64.5% 61.9% - 2.6 percentage points
7. Homicide (2) 62 27 - 35 - 56.5
8. All Robberies (2), including : 500 309 - 191 - 38.2
  -  Robbery with Firearms - -   - -
  -  Robbery with Arms (Stun Guns) - 5 + 5 -
-  Robbery with Pistol Like Object 6 3 - 3 - 50.0
  -  Bank Robbery 4 7 + 3 + 75.0
  -  Goldsmith/Watch Shop Robberies 4 4   0 0.0
9. Burglary  3 573 2 700 - 873 - 24.4
10. Wounding and Serious Assault (2) 6 163 5 629 - 534 - 8.7
  -  Wounding 1 457 1 342 - 115 - 7.9
  -  Serious Assault 4 706 4 287 - 419 - 8.9
11. Serious Drug Offences 2 269 1 855 - 414 - 18.2
12. Criminal Intimidation (2) 1 958 1 862 - 96 - 4.9
13. Blackmail (2) 733 885 + 152 + 20.7
14. Arson (2) 439 394 - 45 - 10.3
15. Rape (2) 105 56 - 49 - 46.7
16. Indecent Assault (2) 1 463 1 115 - 348 - 23.8
17. All Thefts, including : 31 598 28 596 - 3 002 - 9.5
  -  Snatching 346 265 - 81 - 23.4
  -  Pickpocketing 1 467 1 077 - 390 - 26.6
-  Shop Theft 8 919 8 995 + 76 + 0.9
  -  Theft from Vehicle 1 173 975 - 198 - 16.9
  -  Miscellaneous Thefts 18 414 16 122 - 2 292 - 12.4
  -  Missing Motor Vehicles (592) (567) - 25 - 4.2
18. Deception 7 518 8 861 + 1 343 + 17.9
19. Criminal Damage 6 409 5 875 - 534 - 8.3
20. Triad-related Crimes 2 035 1 643 - 392 - 19.3
21. Domestic Violence Crimes 1 870 1 669 - 201 - 10.7
22. Persons Arrested for Crime  
  -  Juveniles (aged 10 - 15)  2 083 1 510 - 573 - 27.5
  -  Young Persons (aged 16 - 20) 3 314 2 814 - 500 - 15.1
  -  Mainland Illegal Immigrants  110 83 - 27 - 24.5
  -  Visitors (Mainland) (3) 1 342 1 446 + 104 + 7.7
  -  Visitors (Others) (3) 1 463 1 670 + 207 + 14.1
23. Drug Seizures (4) :  
  -  Heroin (kg) 56 49* - 7 - 12.5
  -  Cannabis (kg) 85 91* + 6 + 7.1
  -  Methamphetamine (Ice) (kg) 141 611* + 470 + 333.3
  -  Ketamine (kg) 226 382* + 156 + 69.0
  -  Cocaine (kg) 269 181* - 88 - 32.7
  -  Ecstasy-type (tablet) 1 405 1 410* + 5 + 0.4

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 3.3 in 2013 and 3.1 in 2014, and that for other visitors in the same period were 10.6 and 12.1 respectively.
  4. Figures include Customs and Excise Department cases. 2013 figures are revised figures by Government Laboratory.
    * Provisional figures (pending confirmation by the Government Laboratory).