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Crime going up in Honolulu: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime going up in Honolulu: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 22, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Honolulu increased slightly last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 574 for the week of Aug. 12, up from 567 the week before.

The specific offense that increased the most was theft, which rose to 327 incidents last week, from 278 the week before.

Reports of vandalism went from 76 to 63. Incidents of assault fell from 70 to 58, and burglary went down from 43 to 35.

There were 81 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of seven 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, 77 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 85 reported arrests the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Ala Moana-Kakaako, Kalihi-Palama and Waikiki continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Crime in Ala Moana-Kakaako went up the most. Crime reports in Aliamanu-Salt Lake-Foster Village also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Kalihi-Palama are up considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Monday, Thursday and Tuesday saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Thursday, Monday and Wednesday, while incidents on Sunday, Friday and Tuesday went down. Comparing times of day, late morning, late afternoon and midday saw the most crime last week.

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

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

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This story was created automatically using local crime data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about our data sources and local crime methodology. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.