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Title: Crime & Justice in Hawaii: 2005 Household Survey Report
Author(s): Lydia Seumanu; Paul Perrone
Corporate Author: Hawaii Dept of the Attorney General
Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division
United States of America
Date Published: June 2007
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: Hawaii Dept of the Attorney General
Honolulu, HI 96813
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2003-VA-GX-0021
Sale Source: Hawaii Dept of the Attorney General
Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division
235 South Beretania Street, Suite 401
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents findings from the Department of the Attorney General’s Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance (CPJA) crime victimization survey on the nature and extent of crime in Hawaii in 2005.
Abstract: Highlights from the survey of Hawaii residents concerning their experiences with crime and the criminal justice system in 2005 include: (1) total crime victimization decreased from 48 percent in 1997 to 44 percent in 2005; (2) about 15 percent of respondents reported that someone broke in or attempted to break into their homes or some other building on their property, marking a decrease from 1997 (24.4 percent); (3) fewer respondents reported being victims of rape/attempted rape (0.4 percent) or other unwanted sexual activities (0.4 percent) in 2005 as compared to 1997 (around 0.9 and 0.8 percent); (4) three-fourths (75.7 percent) of the survey respondents were fearful of becoming the victim of a property crime; (5) approximately three-fifths (59.1 percent) felt that Hawaii’s crime rate at the time of the survey was higher than usual; (6) compared to 1997 (61.7 percent), considerably fewer (47.1 percent) of the respondents felt that the police in their neighborhood were doing a good or excellent job; (7) one’s own home remains the most common location (42.6 percent) for serious crimes committed against respondents; (8) approximately two-fifths (41.6 percent) supported sending inmates to jails and prisons in other States in order to ease Hawaii’s prison overcrowding; (9) cell phone use (52.7 percent) was identified as the top traffic-related concern; and (10) only 3.9 percent who were violent crime victims in 2005 received assistance from professional victim counselors or advocates. For 2005, based on the FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR), Hawaii was ranked 39th highest for violent crimes and 3rd highest for property crime, among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The survey was administered in May 2006 and covers crime committed from January to December 2005. Tables, charts, references and appendixes A-D
Main Term(s): State crime statistics
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Fear of crime; Hawaii; OVC grant-related documents; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Public Opinion of Crime; Public Opinion of the Police; Victimization; Victimization risk; Victimization surveys
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