Hong Kong’s crime situation has improved, police say, citing fewer protest-linked offences, even as city marks threefold surge in robberies

The crime situation in Hong Kong has improved greatly, according to police who cited a drop of up to 80 per cent in protest-related offences this year, despite the city recording a threefold increase in robberies.The force said in a statement on Wednesday that compared with the second half of last year when the city was rocked by civil unrest sparked by the now-withdrawn extradition bill, there was a significant drop – between 30 and 80 per cent – in protest crimes in the first half of this…

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