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NCJ Number: 99309 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Trends in Hawaii - First Six Months Review, September 1984
Corporate Author: Hawaii Dept of the Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: Hawaii Dept of the Attorney General
Honolulu, HI 96813
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines and compares Uniform Crime Report data for the first 6 months of 1982-84 in Hawaii, with a focus on the Index offenses of criminal homicide and manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft. The relationship between population density and crime rates is examined.
Abstract: For the first 6 months of 1984, the number of reported Index crimes declined by 4.1 percent compared to the comparable period in 1983. All counties showed an overall decrease. Property crimes decreased by 4.1 percent. All categories of property crime declined, led by an 11.6-percent decrease in motor vehicle theft. Burglaries were down 7 percent, and larceny-theft, the category with the most reported crimes, declined 2.2 percent. Violent crimes decreased 4.6 percent. Murders decreased by 46.7 percent, aggravated assaults by 6.8 percent, and robberies by 3.5 percent. While rapes increased by 6.5 percent, this was still below the 1982 level. A comparison of murder victim characteristics for 1978-83 indicates that in 1983, the number of male victims decreased, while female victims increased relative to the 5-year average. Similarly, increases in 1983 were found in the proportion of Caucasian victims, victims under 15 years of age, and victims 25 to 29 years old. Finally, an examination of the relationship between population density and crime rates for the Pacific area and the Northeast fails to show any consistent relationships. Tabular data and 2 references are provided.
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Crime Statistics; Demography; FBI Uniform Crime Reports; Hawaii; Index crimes; Statistical Analysis Centers; Victim profiles
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