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Honolulu crime rising: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Honolulu crime rising: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 15, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Honolulu saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 567 for the week of Aug. 5, up from 547 the week before.

Assault and vandalism led the increase in crime reports. Assault rose to 70 incidents last week, from 47 the week before. Vandalism went from 63 to 76. Reports of vandalism have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of theft went from 300 to 278. Incidents of burglary fell from 52 to 43, and robbery went down from 10 to nine.

There were 88 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 14 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, 85 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 65 reported arrests the week before.

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

Crime in Waikiki went up the most. Crime reports in Downtown also rose for a fourth week, and incidents in Manoa are up considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Tuesday, Monday and Sunday had the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Tuesday, Sunday and Saturday, while incidents on Thursday and Monday went down. Comparing times of day, evening, early 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.

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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.