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Title: Crime and Justice in Hawaii
Corporate Author: Hawaii Dept of the Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Hawaii Dept of the Attorney General
Honolulu, HI 96813
Grant Number: 92-BJ-CX-K023
Sale Source: Hawaii Dept of the Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data from the 1994 Survey of Crime and Justice In Hawaii, the first comprehensive survey of crime victimization in the State.
Abstract: The survey used a well-designed random sample. Findings show that 39 percent of those surveyed reported being a crime victim in 1993; 11.4 percent were violent crime victims, and 35.1 percent were property crime victims. A higher percentage of females were victimized (42.3 percent), compared to 37.5 percent for males. Crime victims were more likely to be under 45 years old, American Indian, Hawaiian/part-Hawaiian, or Caucasian, live in the city and county of Honolulu, and be unemployed or a student. The reasons most often cited for not reporting a crime to the police were that the offenses were minor and the police would not be able to do anything about them. A majority of those surveyed reported they were afraid to walk in certain areas around their homes; the fear of crime prevents 62 percent of the respondents from doing things they would like to do at least some of the time. Only 6 percent felt that the violent crime in their neighborhoods had declined during the past 3 years. Nearly half the respondents felt the job being done by law enforcement in their neighborhoods is good. Victimization was almost twice as high among the homeless and shelter residents than among the random sample. 12 tables and 10 references
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Fear of crime; Hawaii; Public Opinion of the Police; Victimization surveys
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