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Safety, Security, Crime & Emergency Numbers

Present throughout the region, China’s crime rate is somewhat high but still lower than many major cities and developed nations. The most common forms of crime in the region are black marketeering, human trafficking, money laundering, drug trafficking, fraud, corruption and circulation of fake currencies.

Numbers include $50 billion smuggled out of the country by corrupt officials between 1978 and 2003, 106,000 public officials in China being convinced of corruption in 2009, 300,000 illegal small arms being seized within the country in 1996 and an estimated 20,000 people being trafficked each year in and out of the country.

Emergency Numbers

Police – 110
Firefighters – 119
Ambulance – 120
Traffic Accident Relief – 122
Private Ambulances – 999