The crime rate in Hawaii has dropped in seven categories. This according to the Federal Standard that Hawaii started using over 30-years ago. The data was made available Friday by the Honolulu Police Department and the state Attorney General. This is good news for Oahu, now we just need to work on our meth in the workplace problem.
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The total index crime rate is the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s standardized formula for comparing crime in U.S. states and cities.
The total index crime rate is composed of reported incidents in seven categories: four violent crimes and three property crime rates. The violent crimes are murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The three property crimes used are burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.
Perrone also said the 14 percent rate of index crimes cleared in 2010 was the highest recorded in at least the past decade. In 2009 HPD cleared 13.7 percent of the offenses.
“It was a banner year,” Perrone said.
HPD spokeswoman Michelle Yu said Chief Louis Kealoha Jr. and the department are pleased with the findings.
“It reflects the hard work of our law enforcement officers and civilian employees,” she said. “Credit should also go to our law enforcement partners, including the prosecutor’s office, all of the businesses, as well as the community organizations and volunteers who support HPD. This is something the community can be proud of.”
When it comes to raw numbers, the number of total index crimes reported in 2010 was 34,216, down 5 percent from the 35,912 of all index crimes recorded in 2009. The 2010 figure was the lowest since at least 2001, Perrone said.
Other Oahu Crime Statistics
- The number of rapes reported dropped to 218 in 2010, compared with 243 in 2009. The 10-year low was 203 recorded in 2008.
- Motor vehicle thefts reported increased to 3,901 in 2010 from 3,729 in 2009. The most auto thefts since 2001 was the 8,488 recorded in 2002.
- The number of burglaries reported in 2010 was 5,760, down from the 5,999 reported in 2009. Since 2001 the fewest burglaries recorded was the 5,482 recorded in 2006.
- Robberies reported increased to 891 in 2010, up slightly from the 869 recorded in 2009. The high since 2001 was the 1,072 reported in 2002.