The Police Force held an annual review press conference today (27th).
The Commissioner of Police, Xiao Zeyi, explained the crime situation in 2021. The total number of crimes was 64,428, a slight increase of 1.9% over 2020, an increase of 1,196 cases; the number of violent crimes was 9,587, an increase of 2.1%.
The detection rate rose to 38.5%.
Mainly due to an increase of more than 3,600 fraud cases.
Xiao Zeyi pointed out that the loss of telephone fraud cases increased by 40% to 810 million yuan, and the victims became younger, 40% of the victims were between the ages of 18 and 40, and 40% of the victims had a college degree or above.
The number of rape cases has also increased. Last year, rape cases increased by 23% year-on-year to 79 cases, of which only 1 involved a stranger and about 40% involved victims under the age of 16.
Investment scams involve up to a total of 3.3 billion losses
Xiao Zeyi pointed out that there were 19,249 fraud cases last year, an increase of 23.8%, and more than 70% were related to online fraud cases, which has increased by nearly 10,000 cases in the past two years.
The increase was mainly attributable to 1,743 dating aid scams, 1,659 online romance scams, 1,511 investment scams and 1,063 online job search scams, which recorded increases ranging from 80% to 350%.
Among them, in one online romance scam, the swindler pretended to be a financial genius. The victim mistakenly believed in the offensive and sweet talk, fell in love without seeing each other, and was deceived into transferring funds of 18 million yuan; the investment fraud involved the most losses, exceeding 3.3 billion yuan Among them, 5 cases were detected, involving more than 2 billion yuan.
The amount involved in phone scams decreased by 40%
Although the number of telephone deception cases decreased by 53, the amount of loss involved increased by 40% to 810 million yuan. The highest single loss involved 250 million yuan, the highest on record.
The victims are also younger, mainly between the ages of 18 and 40, accounting for 48%.
And 40% of the victims have a college degree or above, which is also the largest victim group, involving practitioners in the education and legal fields. "The lies fabricated by the swindlers sound suspicious and seem real, even if they are young, highly educated professionals. Well, as long as you are a little negligent, or you are not calm enough, you are easy to be deceived.”
▼The police summed up the six-step song of the phone scam▼
78 of the 79 rape cases were not strangers
In terms of sexual crimes, there were 79 rape cases last year, an increase of 23% over the previous year. Only one case involved a stranger, and about 40% involved a victim under the age of 16.
Indecent assault cases increased by 50% to 1,018, and about 30% involved victims under the age of 16.
In 40 cases, the victim was sexually assaulted after meeting the suspect online, an increase of 29% from 2020.
Police Commissioner Siu Chak-yee pointed out that the victims of telephone deception are becoming younger, mainly between the ages of 18 and 40.
, (Photo by Lu Yiming)
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