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Hong Kong Police enhances e-crime reporting and analysis system


香港警方於2022年9月19日公佈設立「電子報案處理及分析中心」和一個新部門,務求更有效地處理、追蹤和分析科技罪案。「電子報案處理及分析中心 」為一套更先進的電腦系統。




由於眾多的網上罪案詐騙案是互相關連 (即渉及同一班主腦和「艇仔」),電子報案處理及分析中心利用從不同受害人得來的資料進行分析,令刑事調查和檢控更有效率。



On 19 September 2022, the Hong Kong Police (“HKP”) announced the establishment of the “E-Crime Processing and Analysis Hub” (or “e-Hub”), an enhanced computer system, together with a new police unit, to better process, track and analyze e-crimes.

In the first half of 2022, reports filed on internet crimes and frauds comprise of 40% of all crimes reported. Internet crimes and frauds have therefore become the prevalent crime in Hong Kong.

Victims are also shown to increasingly prefer filing an e-crime report over the internet (9,900 cases in 2019 to 20,000 cases in 2021) rather than other more “traditional” ways of reporting crime to the HKP.

Compared to the previous e-crime report website, the enhanced e-Hub reporting interface includes more features to help or guide victims to share key details on suspects, including filing suspect’s names, aliases, contact details and the social media accounts. Victims can also directly input the suspect’s account details and amount stolen. E-Hub also contains an increased upload size thus allowing the victim to upload more evidence to the HKP in the first instance.

As many of the internet crimes and frauds are correlated (the same “masterminds” or same “money mules”), e-Hub uses the information obtained from different victims to carry out analysis to provide better and quicker assistance in criminal investigations and prosecution.

The HKP can also use the information obtained to assist the Anti-Deception Coordination Centre and other investigation teams, that in turn provide improved assistance to the victim in intercepting, tracing and recovering the stolen funds.

Anthony Marrin
Partner, H. Y. Leung & Co., LLP
Hong Kong