Crime trends in Hong Kong 1968-1996
Dr Broadhurst, Roderic Girth (Principal investigator)
Other Funding Scheme
Police arrest statistics, imprisonment and crime reports for the period 1968-1996 are collected on an annual basis and converted into rates per 100,000. These data are analysed for certain categories of crime and correlated with general variables such as police strength, unemployment, hospital admissions and other factors. Trends in crime are analysed in relation to these factors. Breaks in series, changes in recording practice and classification of offences are noted. In addition crime victim surv ey data from the 1978, 1981, 1986, 1989 and 1994 surveys are included.