UN Habitat Survey - The Case of Hong Kong, China

TRENDS IN CRIME AND VIOLENCE: THE CASE OF HONG KONG, CHINA, R. G. Broadhurst, A.Y. Chan A.Y, K.W Lee, eds., Case study prepared for Global Report on Human Settlements 2007, World Cities: UN Habitat Survey, Earthscan & online publication United Nations Human Settlements Programme, 2007

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Roderic Broadhurst

Australian National University (ANU); ANU Cybercrime Observatory

King Wa Lee

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

C. Chan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 1, 2007

Abstract

Hong Kong has become one of the world’s safest metropolises. The low official crime and victimization rates – confirmed by both government and UN crime victim surveys is ample evidence. Hong Kong’s anti-crime efforts and support of law enforcement is reflected in the relatively high incarceration rate (176.8 in 2005 per 100,000) and a large police service (486.6 police per 100,000 in 2000). An average of 10% of public expenditure is devoted to security. The role of government and other factors in contributing to a relatively safe environment merits discussion about what can be learned from the HK experience.

Keywords: crime, Hong Kong, low crime, safe cities

Suggested Citation

Broadhurst, Roderic and Lee, King Wa and Chan, C., UN Habitat Survey - The Case of Hong Kong, China (May 1, 2007). TRENDS IN CRIME AND VIOLENCE: THE CASE OF HONG KONG, CHINA, R. G. Broadhurst, A.Y. Chan A.Y, K.W Lee, eds., Case study prepared for Global Report on Human Settlements 2007, World Cities: UN Habitat Survey, Earthscan & online publication United Nations Human Settlements Programme, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2126947

Roderic Broadhurst (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

ANU Cybercrime Observatory ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

King Wa Lee

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) ( email )

Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

C. Chan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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