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No. of public order events

Statistics
Year 1986 1991 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
No. 247 1234 1008 1190 2247 2326 2064 2347
Year 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
No. 2303 2705 1974 1900 2228 3824 4287 4222
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
No. 5656 6878 7529 6166 6818 6029 13158
Operational Definitions
The number of public meetings including notified public meetings, public processions approved, notified public procession, non-notifiable public meetings and non-notifiable public processions. Figures for non-notifiable public meetings and non-notifiable public processions are fist maintained since December 1997.
Footnote
Figures for 1983, 1987 and 1992 are collected from Royal Hong Kong Police Force.
Figures after 1997 are collected from Hong Kong Police Force.
Remarks: There is no legal definition of 'demonstration' in the Public Order Ordinance (POO) Cap.245. On the contrary, the definitions of 'Public Meeting' and 'Public Procession' have been stipulated in S.2 of POO. S. 7 of the POO requires meetings of more than 50 persons in public or more than 500 persons in private to be notified. S. 13 of the POO requires that processions of more than 30 persons must be notified and the Commissioner must in turn notify the organiser that he has, or has not, any objections. The figures opposite include public meetings and public processions both notifiable and non-notifiable.
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