Arrest/conviction/prosecution data request

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force Crime Wing,

Can you please provide data on arrest statistics of refugees (non-refoulement claimants), or if you don't have it let me know which division I should talk to. Specifically I would like arrest, convictions and prosecution statistics if you have them. The most complete yearly statistics for every full year you have data going back to 2005 would meet my needs.

Your overall statistics on arrests versus convictions would also be useful to put this in context as well, so can you also provide these more general figures too? As this request is being made digitally, I'm happy to take digital files of more general statistics and mine them myself if you don't have data to hand of that level of granularity.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

香港警務處 刑事部

Dear Mr. Scott Edmunds,

        Your request for crime statistics was received by this office on
28 July 2016, and it is now under our review.

2.        In order to provide meaningful assistance to you, we would be
grateful if you could clarify explicitly if "the overall statistics"
stated in paragraph 2 of your request refers to the general figures of all
reported crimes, regardless of the suspects' identify, or it refers only
to cases involving the refugees.

3.        Your early reply will be much appreciated.  For enquiry, please
contact me at 852-2860 8156.

Regards,
Ms Shirley HO
Crime Wing Access to Information Officer
for Commissioner of Police

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force Crime Wing,

Thanks for getting back to me. To answer your question, when I say "the overall statistics" I do indeed mean the general figures (yearly arrests, how many are charged, and convictions and prosecution rates) of all reported crimes, regardless of the suspects' identity.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

香港警務處 刑事部

Dear Mr. Scott Edmunds,

        I refer to your email dated 28 July 2016 and the interim reply
issued to you on 1 August 2016.

2.        Please note that the Police do not maintain the statistics for
the requested information stated in paragraph one of your request.

3.        As for the overall crime statistics requested in paragraph two,
please refer to below as the requested figures between 2005 and 2015.

Number of Number of persons Of which, number of
Year persons arrested by prosecuted* persons convicted
the Police
2005 40 804 25 055 20 580
2006 42 228 24 819 20 640
2007 42 940 26 000 21 188
2008 41 220 25 994 20 786
2009 40 725 24 942 20 156
2010 37 956 23 948 19 023
2011 38 327 22 841 18 068
2012 38 615 22 393 17 319
2013 36 609 21 861 16 239
2014 33 679 20 220 14 990
2015 33 778 19 412 14 652
*Remark: Number of defendants arrested by the Police and prosecuted for
criminal offences whose charges were concluded in the year (irrespective
of the year of arrest)

4.        For enquiry, please contact me at 2860 8156.

Regards,
Ms Shirley HO
Crime Wing Access to Information Officer
for Commissioner of Police

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force Crime Wing,

This is useful data, thank you. Unfortunately this platform messes the formatting up a little so I can't quite figure out the columns. Could you send this data again either attached as a PDF, or send it to my email address ([email address])?
Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

香港警務處 刑事部

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Dear Mr. Scott Edmunds,

        I refer to your email dated 28 July 2016 and your further request
on 15 August 2016 for resending the crime statistics to another email
address ([email address]) due to the formatting problem of your
mailbox.

2.        Please find below the overall crime statistics between 2005 and
2015 as requested.

4.        For enquiry, please contact me at 2860 8156.

Regards,
Ms Shirley HO
Crime Wing Access to Information Officer
for Commissioner of Police

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