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10,250 arrests and 2,500 prosecutions since 2019 Hong Kong protests, as security chief hails fall in crime rate

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Hong Kong had seen a 10 per cent drop in the number of crimes in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period last year, according to security chief John Lee.

The city saw 14,779 cases in the first three months and the detection rate rose by 3.4 per cent to 34 per cent.

A Hong Kong frontline protester. File photo: Studio Incendo.

“The drop in the numbers for the first quarter only shows that we might be moving from the worst situation brought by ‘black violence’,” Lee said, referring to the anti-extradition bill protests and widespread unrest in 2019.

Candice is a reporter at Hong Kong Free Press. She previously worked as a researcher at a local think tank. She has a BSocSc in Politics and International Relations from the University of Manchester and a MSc in International Political Economy from London School of Economics.

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