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Crime declining in Honolulu: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime declining in Honolulu: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 08, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Honolulu saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 546 for the week of July 29, down from 604 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and assault. Theft fell to 300 incidents last week, from 349 the week before. Assault went from 56 to 47. Reports of assault have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

There was also a notable percentage decrease in robbery, from 13 incidents per week to 10.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from 48 to 52, and vandalism rose from 60 to 63 incidents.

There were 74 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of one from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, 65 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 70 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Ala Moana-Kakaako, Kalihi-Palama and Waikiki continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Waikiki experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Kalihi Valley also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Kalihi-Palama are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Monday, Thursday and Friday saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, midday and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

Want a longer-term view of crime in Honolulu? Here's our latest monthly crime report.

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