Sat, 02 Jul 2022

MACAO, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Police in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) launched investigation of 2,565 criminal cases in the first quarter of 2022, down 12 percent from the same period of last year, the Office of the Secretary for Security under the SAR government said on Tuesday.

A total of 43 violent crimes were recorded in the first quarter in Macao, down 39.4 percent year-on-year, while serious violent crimes of kidnapping, murder, or serious assault continued to remain at a low level, indicating that the public security situation remained stable in general, the office said.

In the first quarter, offenses against the person dropped by 5.9 percent from the same period of last year. Offenses against assets dipped 6.4 percent. Notably, the number of computer crimes plunged 85.1 percent year-on-year.

The office said it would continue stepping up the prevention and crackdown of illegal criminal behaviors and enhancing cooperation with police in neighboring regions to guarantee the social prosperity and stability of Macao.

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