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

Crime rising in Honolulu: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 05, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Honolulu saw an overall increase last week, for the fourth week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 607 for the week of Aug. 26, up from 582 the week before.

The offenses that increased the most were assault and theft. Assault rose to 75 incidents last week, from 51 the week before. Theft went from 322 to 338.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of vandalism went from 74 to 60. Incidents of burglary fell from 39 to 34, and robbery reports went down from 13 to eight.

There were 91 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 10 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 74 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.

Waikiki experienced the highest growth in crime; incidents in the neighborhood have been rising for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Makiki-Lower Punchbowl-Tantalus also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Downtown are up considerably as well.

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