Crime Statistics Comparison


 


Comparison of 2016 and 2015 Crime Situation

2015
2016
2016 Compared with 2015
Numerical
Percentage
1. Overall Crime 66 439 60 646 - 5 793 - 8.7
2. Overall Crime Rate (1) 909 825 - 84 - 9.2
3. Overall Crime Detection Rate 44.8% 47.3% + 2.5 percentage points
4. Violent Crime 10 889 10 103 - 786 - 7.2
5. Violent Crime Rate (1) 149 138 - 11 - 7.4
6. Violent Crime Detection Rate 60.8% 61.6% + 0.8 percentage point
7. Homicide (2) 22 28 + 6 + 27.3
8. All Robberies (2), including : 223 260 + 37 + 16.6
  - Robbery with Firearms 1 - - 1 - 100.0
  - Robbery with Arms (Stun Guns) 1 2 + 1 + 100.0
  - Robbery with Pistol Like Object 3 3   0 0.0
  - Bank Robbery 4 3 - 1 - 25.0
  - Goldsmith/Watch Shop Robberies 3 3   0 0.0
9. Burglary 2 579 2 428 - 151 - 5.9
10. Wounding and Serious Assault (2) 5 360 5 024 - 336 - 6.3
  - Wounding 1 236 1 156 - 80 - 6.5
  - Serious Assault 4 124 3 868 - 256 - 6.2
11. Serious Drug Offences 1 891 1 712 - 179 - 9.5
12. Criminal Intimidation (2) 1 736 1 734 - 2 - 0.1
13. Blackmail (2) 1 366 994 - 372 - 27.2
14. Arson (2) 339 358 + 19 + 5.6
15. Rape (2) 70 71 + 1 + 1.4
16. Indecent Assault (2) 1 068 1 019 - 49 - 4.6
17. All Thefts, including : 27 512 25 628 - 1 884 - 6.8
  - Snatching 228 207 - 21 - 9.2
  - Pickpocketing 1 109 876 - 233 - 21.0
  - Shop Theft 9 722 9 792 + 70 + 0.7
  - Theft from Vehicle 999 879 - 120 - 12.0
  - Miscellaneous Thefts 14 356 12 831 - 1 525 - 10.6
  - Missing Motor Vehicles (577) (433) - 144 - 25.0
18. Deception 9 353 7 260 - 2 093 - 22.4
19. Criminal Damage 5 920 5 272 - 648 - 10.9
20. Triad-related Crimes 1 812 1 872 + 60 + 3.3
21. Domestic Violence Crimes 1 464 1 509 + 45 + 3.1
22. Persons Arrested for Crime  
  - Juveniles (aged 10 - 15) 1 309 1 074 - 235 - 18.0
  - Young Persons (aged 16 - 20) 2 826 2 292 - 534 - 18.9
  - Mainland Illegal Immigrants 79 59 - 20 - 25.3
  - Visitors (Mainland) (3) 1 398 1 502 + 104 + 7.4
  - Visitors (Others) (3) 2 136 2 331 + 195 + 9.1
23. Drug Seizures (4) :  
  - Heroin (kg) 27 83 + 56 + 207.4
  - Cannabis (kg) 130 255 + 125 + 96.2
  - Methamphetamine (Ice) (kg) 356 394 + 38 + 10.7
  - Ketamine (kg) 660 322 - 338 - 51.2
  - Cocaine (kg) 292 576 + 284 + 97.3
  - Ecstasy-type (tablet) 2 848 1 587 - 1 261 - 44.3

Note :

  1. (1) Crime Rate = Crimes per 100 000 population (based on the latest population figure released by the Census & Statistics Dept.).
  2. (2) Belongs to a type of violent crime.
  3. (3) Numbers of Mainland visitors committed crimes per 100 000 of the arrivals were 3.1 in 2015 and 3.5 in 2016, and that for other visitors in the same period were 15.6 and 16.5 respectively.
  4. (4) Figures include Customs and Excise Department cases. Figures are provisional ones and pending confirmation by the Government Laboratory.