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Crime in Honolulu: Slight uptick last week

Crime in Honolulu: Slight uptick last week
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By Hoodline - Published on August 29, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Honolulu last week remained roughly even with the week before, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources.

Vandalism and robbery led the slight increase in crime reports. Vandalism rose to 74 incidents last week, from 63 the week before. Robbery went from eight to 13.

There was also an increase in burglary, from 35 incidents per week to 39.

There were two reported arson incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of assault went from 59 to 51, and theft fell from 327 to 322.

There were 80 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of four 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, 74 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 79 reported arrests the week before.

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

Crime in Kalihi-Palama went up the most; incidents in the neighborhood have been rising for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Waikiki also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Kaimuki are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Friday, Monday and Thursday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Friday, Sunday and Tuesday, while incidents on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, evening and early 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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