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NCJ Number: 156764 Find in a Library
Title: Larceny-Theft in the State of Hawaii, 1979-1993
Journal: Crime Trend Series  Volume:2  Issue:4  Dated:(June 1995)  Pages:complete issue
Author(s): J B Richmond; T M Green; J E Taira; L Pardini
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 16
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Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data on larceny-theft, the most common property crime in Hawaii, is presented for the years 1979-93, based on information from the Uniform Crime Reports.
Abstract: Hawaii ranked second nationally in reported theft rates for 1993. Since 1985, while theft rates decreased nationally, Hawaii experienced increases. Based on crime victimization survey results, an estimated 151,000 thefts from motor vehicle offenses occurred in 1993, but fewer than 10 percent were reported to the police. Police cleared by arrest 16 percent of Hawaii's reported larcenies in 1993, down from 21 percent in 1991. Tourists were victimized at a 77 percent higher rate than residents, and thefts of articles from vehicles, not including parts and accessories, accounted for almost twice as many larcenies as theft of items from buildings to which offenders had legal access. Fifty percent of the persons arrested for theft during 1 week in March 1994 had prior arrests for theft, 20 percent had no prior arrests for theft, and 30 percent had no prior arrests. Females accounted for one-third of the 1993 arrests for larceny-theft, by far the highest percentage of females among the more serious, frequently reported crimes. Table, figures, and 12 references
Main Term(s): State crime statistics
Index Term(s): Hawaii; Larceny/Theft
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