Honolulu/ Crime & Emergencies
Published on August 05, 2019
Honolulu crime incidents up in July; theft rises, vandalism dropsPhoto: iStock

The number of crime incidents in Honolulu saw an overall increase last month, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents rose by about 15%, from 1,202 in June to 1,384 in July.

Theft and burglary incidents increased the most from the previous month. Theft rose from 1,057 reported incidents in June to 1,183 in July. Burglary incidents went from 137 to 194 for the month, or about a 41% increase.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last month, vandalism reports went from eight to seven.

When it comes to crime patterns in different areas of the city, the largest increase last month occurred in Waikiki, McCully-Moiliili and Downtown. Kalihi Valley, Aliamanu-Salt Lake-Foster Village and Airport also saw considerable percentage increases in crime offenses for the month, although they continue to have lower overall crime levels.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays saw the most reported crimes last month. The largest increase from the previous month occurred on Mondays, Sundays and Tuesdays, while incidents on Saturdays and Fridays went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, midday and early afternoon saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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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