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Security arrangements for the campuses of various tertiary institutions

LEGCO QUESTION NO. 17

Date of sitting: 3 July 2002

Asked by: Hon LAU Kong-wah

Replied by: SCS

Question:

Regarding security arrangements in the campuses of various tertiary institutions, will the Government inform this Council :

  1. of the numbers of crimes, broken down by the type of crimes and by institution, reported to the police which were committed within the campuses of various institutions in each of the past three years and, among them, the respective numbers of detected cases and the numbers of cases in which the proven offenders were students of the institutions concerned;

  2. whether it knows the number of theft cases reported to the authorities of the institutions concerned which took place inside the libraries on campus in the past three years, and the number of such cases in which the suspects were caught; and

  3. whether it has, in collaboration with the institutions concerned, reviewed the existing campus security measures?

Reply:

Madam President:

  1. According to the records of University Grants Committee (UGC)-funded institutions, the numbers of crimes (broken down by categories) committed within their campuses and reported to the police by the institutions in the past three years, together with the numbers of cases in which the alleged persons were students of the concerned institutions, are set out at Annex I. The police and institutions do not keep separate records on the outcome of the investigation and any trial of these cases.

  2. In the past three years, the numbers of cases that may involve theft in libraries on campus (including lost property), as reported to the institutions and referred to the police, and the number of such cases in which the suspects were caught are set out at Annex II.

  3. Campus security is within the internal management of UGC-funded institutions. According to the information provided by the institutions, all of them have recruited security guards or hired security companies to look after campus security. The management of the institutions will keep campus security measures under regular review and liaise with the Police closely to maintain a safe campus environment.




Annex I

Number of crimes in UGC-funded institutions in 1999-2001

Institutions

Theft

Peeping/Indecent Assault

Injury/Criminal Damage/ Robbery

Other crimes 2

1999

2000

2001

1999

2000

2001

1999

2000

2001

1999

2000

2001

City University of Hong Kong

4 (1)1

2 (1)

4 (0)

-

2 (2)

1 (1)

1 (0)

-

-

-

-

-

Hong Kong Baptist University

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Lingnan University

-

1 (1)

-

-

-

1 (1)

-

-

-

-

-

-

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

-

3 (1)

-

-

1 (0)

-

-

1 (1)

2 (0)

6 (0)

1 (0)

11 (0)

The Hong Kong Institute of Education

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

1 (1)

1 (0)

1 (0)

-

-

-

-

1 (1)

-

-

-

-

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

-

3 (0)

-

-

-

-

-

1 (1)

-

-

-

-

The University of Hong Kong

-

1 (0)

1 (0)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total:

5 (2)

11 (3)

6 (0)

-

3 (2)

2 (2)

1 (0)

3 (3)

2 (0)

6 (0)

1 (0)

11 (0)

Note 1 : The numbers in brackets indicate the numbers of cases in which the alleged persons were students of the concerned institutions.
Note 2 : Other crimes include illegal immigrants, loitering and family disputes etc.




Annex II

Number of cases possibly involving theft in libraries
of UGC-funded institutions in 1999-2001

Institutions

Cases reported to the police by institutions (including lost   property)

Cases in which suspects were referred to the police for follow up

1999

2000

2001

1999

2000

2001

City University of Hong Kong

4

2

6

2

-

2

Hong Kong Baptist University

-

-

-

-

-

-

Lingnan University

-

-

-

-

-

-

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2

4

-

-

1

-

The Hong Kong Institute of Education

-

-

-

-

-

-

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

9

6

3

1

-

-

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

1

1

2

-

1

-

The University of Hong Kong

-

-

7

-

-

-

Total:

16

13

18

3

2

2

Last revision date: 03 July 2002
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