CRIME IN HAWAII 2014 (ANNUAL)

July 20, 2016 – Hawaii’s Index Crime rate in 2014 was 0.9% below the rate reported in 2013, and 31.8% below the rate reported a decade earlier (2005). 

There were 3,420 violent Index Crimes reported statewide in 2014, yielding a rate of 240.9 offenses per 100,000 residents.  Hawaii’s violent Index Crime rate in 2014 was 1.6% below the rate reported in 2013, and 10.5% below the rate reported in 2005.

There were 45,231 property Index Crimes reported statewide in 2014, yielding a rate of 3,186 offenses per 100,000 residents.  Hawaii’s property Index Crime rate in 2014 was 0.9% below the rate reported in 2013, and 33.0% below the rate reported in 2005.

Other highlights of Crime in Hawaii 2014 include the following:

  • The rate of reported offenses for three violent Index Crimes decreased in the State of Hawaii in 2014: murder, by 7.9%, robbery, by 0.5%, and aggravated assault, by 11.6%. Wholly attributable to the January 1, 2014 implementation of the FBI’s revised and expanded definition for the offense of rape, the rate of reported rapes increased by 57.8% statewide in 2014.  (Using the traditional definition, the rape rate decreased 11.2% in 2014.)
  • During the first year of tracking human trafficking offenses in Hawaii, only one offense was reported for commercial sex acts, yielding a rate of 0.1 offenses per 100,000 residents. No offenses were reported for involuntary servitude.
  • Rates of reported offenses decreased for three property Index Crimes categories; burglary, by 4.5%, larceny-theft, by 2.0%; and arson, by 26.0%, and increased by 12.9% for motor vehicle theft.
  • Based on the proportion of arrests (plus cases closed by “exceptional means”) to reported offenses, the statewide clearance rate for total Index Crimes decreased slightly, from 16.3% in 2013, to 16.2% in 2014.
  • The number of Index Crime arrests fell by 6.3% statewide in 2014. Arrests for violent Index Crimes increased 5.0%, while arrests for property Index Crimes decreased 9.1%. 
  • Adult arrests comprised 83.2% of all Index Crime arrests in 2014; juvenile arrests accounted for 16.8%. Crime in Hawaii 2014 provides state and county data on the age, gender and race/ethnicity of arrestees.
  • The City & County of Honolulu’s total Index Crime rate decreased 3.5% in 2014. The violent and property crime rates decreased by 1.1% and 3.7%, respectively.  The City & County of Honolulu’s rates for total violent crime, rape, aggravated assault, and burglary were the lowest in the State of Hawaii, while its rates for robbery and motor vehicle theft were the highest.

* Including the violent Index Crimes of murder, rape, aggravated assault, robbery, and tracked separately, human trafficking – commercial sex acts and human trafficking – involuntary servitude; the property Index Crimes of burglary, motor vehicle theft, and larceny-theft; and, tracked separately, arson.

Record Crime Rates*
State of Hawaii and Counties, 2014

State of Hawaii
Record low robbery rate.
Record low burglary rate.
Record low arson rate.

City & County of Honolulu
Record low burglary rate.
Record low larceny-theft rate.
Record low arson rate.

Hawaii County
Record high murder rate.
Record low arson rate.

Maui County
Record low larceny-theft rate.

Kauai County
Record low total Index Crime rate.
Record low property crime rate.
Record low larceny-theft rate.

* Within jurisdiction, since the start of statewide data collection in 1975 (1980 for arson rates).

Crime in Hawaii 2014
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