In the first half of 2021, a total of 30 871 crimes were recorded, which was a decrease of 1 474 cases or 4.6% when compared with 32 345 cases in the same period of 2020. There were 4 653 cases of violent crime, an increase of 146 cases or 3.2%. The detection rate of overall crimes in the first half of 2021 increased from 32.1% to 35.7%.
The overall crimes registered a decrease, mainly due to the significant drop of 60% of robbery cases and the drop of 30% of burglary cases respectively. Other crime types including arson, wounding and serious assault and criminal damage also registered decreases ranging from about 10% to 40%, indicating that the law and order situation maintained stable.
However, increases were registered for deception, sexual offences, blackmail, criminal intimidation and crime types that were detected by the Police’s proactive enforcement actions including serious drug, serious gambling and syndicated vice offences.
Please visit the following link for more information on the law and order situation in the first half of 2021：（https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202107/27/P2021072700621.htm?fontSize=3）.