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
21 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2012
Date Written: May 1, 2007
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
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