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Pub. Type:
Report
Title:
Crime in Hawaii 2007: A Review of Uniform Crime Reports
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Abstract:
This State-level UCR program collects data from local law enforcement agencies to assure compliance with standards developed jointly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Results show that the nature of crime in Hawaii is different from that of the United States in general. Nationally in 2007, violent crimes accounted for 12.5 percent of the Crime Index, while only 6.3 percent of the Crime Index in Hawaii was comprised of violent crimes. The number of reported Index Crimes in Hawaii decreased 3.3 percent from 2006 to 2007. Of the eight reported Index Crimes, three showed an increase in the number of reported offenses from 2006 to 2007: murder, 13.6 percent; forcible rape, 3.6 percent; and burglary, 3.8 percent. Other offenses decreased from 2006 to 2007: robbery, 2.4 percent; aggravated assault, 3.9 percent; larceny-theft, 1.9 percent; motor vehicle theft, 18.6 percent; and arson, 20.4 percent. The number of reported Part II Offenses increased 2.7 percent, and the grand total of Index and Part II Offenses increased by 0.6 percent from 2006 to 2007. The rate of reported Index Offenses per 100,000 resident population decreased by 3.2 percent from 2006 to 2007. The population of the State of Hawaii increased 7.8 percent during this period, while the number of reported Index Offenses declined 3.3 percent. Five of the eight Index Crime categories showed higher offense totals in 2007 than in 1998, while the number of reported offenses was lower in the other three categories. The reported violent Index Crime rate in Hawaii decreased 2.5 percent in 2007, and the reported property Index Crime rate decreased 3.2 percent. Hawaii’s total and property Index Crime rates in 2007 were, respectively, 17.8 percent and 19.2 percent below the rates reported a decade ago. source
Issue/No.:
NCJ 234900
Producer:
State of Hawaii, Department of the Attorney General
Place of Production:
Honolulu, HI

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