Crime Statistics Comparison


 


Comparison of 2017 and 2016 Crime Situation

2016
2017
2017 Compared with 2016
Numerical
Percentage
1. Overall Crime 60 646 56 017 - 4 629 - 7.6
2. Overall Crime Rate (1) 827 758 - 69 - 8.3
3. Overall Crime Detection Rate 47.3% 48.2% + 0.9 percentage point
4. Violent Crime 10 103 9 086 - 1 017 - 10.1
5. Violent Crime Rate (1) 138 123 - 15 - 10.9
6. Violent Crime Detection Rate 61.6% 64.5% + 2.9 percentage points
7. Homicide (2) 28 24 - 4 - 14.3
8. All Robberies (2), including : 260 163 - 97 - 37.3
  -  Robbery with Firearms - - - -
  -  Robbery with Arms (Stun Guns) 2 3 + 1 + 50.0
  -  Robbery with Pistol Like Object 3 3 0 0.0
  -  Bank Robbery 3 - - 3 - 100.0
  -  Goldsmith/Watch Shop Robberies 3 2 - 1 - 33.3
9. Burglary 2 428 1 872 - 556 - 22.9
10. Wounding and Serious Assault (2) 5 024 4 611 - 413 - 8.2
  -  Wounding 1 156 964 - 192 - 16.6
  -  Serious Assault 3 868 3 647 - 221 - 5.7
11. Serious Drug Offences 1 712 1 553 - 159 - 9.3
12. Criminal Intimidation (2) 1 734 1 668 - 66 - 3.8
13. Blackmail (2) 994 579 - 415 - 41.8
14. Arson (2) 358 354 - 4 - 1.1
15. Rape (2) 71 65 - 6 - 8.5
16. Indecent Assault (2) 1 019 1 077 + 58 + 5.7
17. All Thefts, including : 25 628 23 806 - 1 822 - 7.1
  -  Snatching 207 137 - 70 - 33.8
  -  Pickpocketing 876 682 - 194 - 22.1
  -  Shop Theft 9 792 9 556 - 236 - 2.4
  -  Theft from Vehicle 879 878 - 1 - 0.1
  -  Miscellaneous Thefts 12 831 11 508 - 1 323 - 10.3
  -  Missing Motor Vehicles (433) (511) + 78 + 18.0
18. Deception 7 260 7 091 - 169 - 2.3
19. Criminal Damage 5 272 5 071 - 201 - 3.8
20. Triad-related Crimes 1 872 1 798 - 74 - 4.0
21. Domestic Violence Crimes 1 509 1 394 - 115 - 7.6
22. Persons Arrested for Crime  
  -  Juveniles (aged 10 - 15) 1 074 928 - 146 - 13.6
  -  Young Persons (aged 16 - 20) 2 292 1 804 - 488 - 21.3
  -  Mainland Illegal Immigrants 59 76 + 17 + 28.8
  -  Visitors (Mainland) (3) 1 502 1 543 + 41 + 2.7
  -  Visitors (Others) (3) 2 331 2 304 - 27 - 1.2
23. Drug Seizures (4) :  
  -  Heroin (kg) 73 35 * - 38 - 52.1
  -  Cannabis (kg) 242 845 * + 603 + 249.2
  -  Methamphetamine (Ice) (kg) 359 204 * - 155 - 43.2
  -  Ketamine (kg) 282 131 * - 151 - 53.5
  -  Cocaine (kg) 471 402 * - 69 - 14.6
  -  Ecstasy-type (tablet) 5 861 9 973 * + 4 112 + 70.2

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 3.5 in both 2016 and 2017, and that for other visitors in the same period were 16.5 and 16.1 respectively.
  4. Figures include Customs and Excise Department cases. 2016 figures are revised figures by the Government Laboratory.
    * Provisional figures (pending confirmation by the Government Laboratory).