Crime Statistics Comparison

Comparison of 2019 and 2018 Crime Situation

2018
2019
2019 Compared with 2018
Numerical
Percentage
1. Overall Crime  54 225  59 225 +  5 000 +   9.2
2. Overall Crime Rate (1)   728   787 +   59 +   8.1
3. Overall Crime Detection Rate 46.5% 37.1%   - 9.4 percentage points  
4. Violent Crime  8 884  9 690 +   806 +   9.1
5. Violent Crime Rate (1)   119   129 +   10 +   8.4
6. Violent Crime Detection Rate 65.1% 51.3%   - 13.8 percentage points  
7. Homicide (2)(3)   48   24 -   24 -   50.0
8. All Robberies (3), including :   147   210 +   63 +   42.9
  -  Robbery with Firearms - -   - -
  -  Robbery with Arms (Stun Guns) -   1 +   1 -
  -  Robbery with Pistol Like Object   4   6 +   2 +   50.0
  -  Bank Robbery   1   2 +   1 +   100.0
  -  Goldsmith/Watch Shop Robberies   5   19 +   14 +   280.0
9. Burglary   1 575  2 394 +   819 +   52.0
10. Wounding and Serious Assault (3)  4 593  4 932 +   339 +   7.4
  -  Wounding  1 008  1 030 +   22 +   2.2
  -  Serious Assault  3 585  3 902 +   317 +   8.8
11. Serious Drug Offences  1 399   740 -   659 -   47.1
12. Criminal Intimidation (3)  1 512  1 180 -   332 -   22.0
13. Blackmail (3)   635   415 -   220 -   34.6
14. Arson (3)   290   927 +   637 +   219.7
15. Rape (3)   63   50 -   13 -   20.6
16. Indecent Assault (3)  1 099   982 -   117 -   10.6
17. All Thefts, including :  21 309  20 761 -   548 -   2.6
  -  Snatching   119   181 +   62 +   52.1
  -  Pickpocketing   740   559 -   181 -   24.5
  -  Shop Theft  7 804  7 008 -   796 -   10.2
  -  Theft from Vehicle   853  1 290 +   437 +   51.2
  -  Miscellaneous Thefts  10 962  10 657 -   305 -   2.8
  -  Missing Motor Vehicles (438) (666) +   228 +   52.1
18. Deception  8 372  8 216 -   156 -   1.9
19. Criminal Damage  4 860  7 489 +  2 629 +   54.1
20. Triad-related Crimes  1 715  1 353 -   362 -   21.1
21. Domestic Violence Crimes  1 413  1 115 -   298 -   21.1
22. Persons Arrested for Crime  
  -  Juveniles (aged 10 - 15)    928  1 140 +   212 +   22.8
  -  Young Persons (aged 16 - 20)  1 841  3 128 +  1 287 +   69.9
  -  Mainland Illegal Immigrants    53   41 -   12 -   22.6
  -  Visitors (Mainland) (4)  1 631  1 536 -   95 -   5.8
  -  Visitors (Others) (4)  1 902  1 201 -   701 -   36.9
23. Drug Seizures (5) :   
  -  Heroin  (kg)   49   62* +   13 +   26.5
  -  Cannabis  (kg)   515   402* -   113 -   21.9
  -  Methamphetamine (Ice)  (kg)   172   410* +   238 +   138.4
  -  Ketamine  (kg)    119   388* +   269 +   226.1
  -  Cocaine  (kg)    538  1 317* +   779 +   144.8
  -  Ecstasy-type  (tablet)  57 275  34 376* -  22 899 -   40.0
  -  Ecstasy-type  (kg) 1 328* +   327 +  32 700.0

Notes :

  • (1) Crime Rate = Crimes per 100 000 population (based on the latest population figure released by the Census & Statistics Dept.).
  • (2) Homicide figure of 2018: 19 cases arising from the fatal bus accident on Tai Po Road in February 2018.
  • (3) Belongs to a type of violent crime.
  • 4) Numbers of Mainland visitors committed crimes per 100 000 of the arrivals were 3.2 and 3.5 in 2018 and 2019, and that for other visitors in the same period were 13.3 and 9.8 respectively.
  • (5) Figures include Customs and Excise Department cases. 2018 figures are revised figures by the Government Laboratory.
  • * Provisional figures (pending confirmation by the Government Laboratory).