Crime rising in 2005 – Tian Yu and Bu Yuntong
From Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese), translated by CDT (link):
The total number of criminal cases handled by local courts and the number of convicts sentenced last year were, respectively 684,000 and 845,000, up 6.2% and 10% respectively over 2004, according to Xiao Yang, president of China’s Supreme People’s Court. Xiao indicated that the public security situation in China is not satisfactory. He said the courts will continue to work hard to punish crime while trying to prevent wrongful convictions in 2006.