Crime in Hawaii 2005 (Semi-Annual)

Crime in Hawaii Down 4.4% in First Half of 2005

November 20, 2006 – The Department of the Attorney General’s semi-annual Uniform Crime Report shows that the number of Index Crimes reported in Hawaii for the first six months of 2005 decreased 4.4% from the figure reported for the first half of 2004. The number of reported violent crimes (murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) increased 6.4%, while the number of property crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) fell 4.9%. Net decreases in total Index Crimes were reported by the City & County of Honolulu (-8.9%) and Kauai County (-23.8%), while increases were reported by Hawaii County (29.5%) and Maui County (2.9%).

The number of murders reported statewide for the first half of 2004 decreased 25.0%, down from 16 in the first half of 2004 to 12 in the first half of 2005. Forcible rapes decreased by 21.5%,  robberies climbed 26.5%, and aggravated assaults were up 4.3%.

The number of property Index Crimes reported in Hawaii for the first six months of 2004 decreased for all three offenses: -8.7% for burglary, -1.3% for larceny-theft, and -16.2% for motor vehicle theft.

Statewide Index Crime arrests decreased 3.4% for adults and 10.0% for juveniles in the first half of 2005.