The 30-page booklets are divided into five categories — theft, fraud, robbery, sexual harassment, and drugs.
They provide information and tips on how and where to seek help, and what to do and not do. An official with the Shanghai municipal public security bureau said, ‘University students, especially freshmen, are prime crime targets.’
The city’s university campuses last year reported about 3,000 cases of crime.
A gang of three was recently arrested for having allegedly posed as rich businessmen to swindle female university students. One of them even told a student he was the son of wealthy Hong Kong businessman Li Ka-shing.
An official said, ‘University students from Shanghai are generally very cautious, because they read a lot about such crimes in the newspapers. It is students from other areas who fall prey to such crimes.’
All new students will have to attend four briefings by police officers on security measures.
Source: China Daily