søndag 25. mars 2018

China says it has never been safer, but not all agree

Questions have been raised in the past over the reliability of China’s crime statistics, as it is believed that some go unreported in remote rural regions. It is known, for instance, that rapists are often let off with just a warning due to a culture of male dominance in which female sex crime victims feel too ashamed to speak up publicly.

While the ministry talks of its success rate, there is less reporting of the crimes that are more likely to affect the average person, like burglary and theft, fraud and swindles, corruption and money laundering, as well as petty crimes and offences. Some serious offences, such as human trafficking, also fall through the statistical cracks.