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NCJ Number: 150179 Find in a Library
Title: Property Crimes 1978-1992
Journal: Crime Trend Series  Volume:1  Issue:4  Dated:(November 1993)  Pages:complete issue
Author(s): T M Green; J B Richmond; J E Taira
Corporate Author: Hawaii Dept of the Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Hawaii Dept of the Attorney General
Honolulu, HI 96813
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data from the Uniform Crime Reporting Program form the basis of this analysis of property crimes in Hawaii between 1978 and 1992.
Abstract: In 1992, property crimes accounted for 95.8 percent of Hawaii's total Crime Index. In 1978, Hawaii had the third highest total property crime rate among the 50 States and the District of Columbia. In 1992, Hawaii had the fifth highest total property crime rate. From 1978 to 1992, the number of reported property offenses increased 10.4 percent, while the property crime rate decreased 11.3 percent. The average value of property stolen was $834 per index offense in 1992, compared to $1,096 nationally. In 1992, 35.6 percent of the value of property stolen in the United States and 16.6 percent of the value of property stolen in Hawaii was recovered. Although Hawaii is one of the Nation's leaders in property crime, especially larceny-theft, it has not experienced the increasing violent crime experienced by much of the Nation. In addition, property crimes, particularly larceny-theft, are more easily preventable than violent crimes, especially through basic education for both tourists and residents. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Property crime statistics
Index Term(s): Hawaii; State crime statistics
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