Triad Violence

January 29, 2009

Yesterday, I found some enlightening statistics on triad murders in HK.

  • 75% of them are single men killing other single men with bladed weapons (traditionally cleavers and machetes),
  • only 5% are shootings,
  • 10% are bludgeonings,
  • 10% involve women somehow and the ones involving women are usually revenge arsons that target multiple people,
  • most of them take place in relatively public spaces like “entertainment venues” (relying, I guess, on the threat of retaliation to prevent people from testifying in court or helping the police identify attackers).

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