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NCJ Number: 99312 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Trends in Hawaii - Three Month Review, June 1985
Corporate Author: Hawaii Dept of the Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 42
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 presents Uniform Crime Report data for the first 3 months of 1985 and compares them to comparable 1984 data for the State of Hawaii, with a focus on crime trends in criminal homicide and manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Special reports are presented on arson trends and losses due to crimes related to motor vehicles.
Abstract: Crime Index offenses showed an overall decrease of 10.8 percent for the first 3 months of 1985. The total of 13,392 reported offenses for this period is the lowest first-quarter total since 1974. A comparison of 1984 and 1985 data shows that property crimes decreased in all counties. Violent crimes decreased only in Honolulu and Kauai. The percent decrease in property crime statewide was greater than that in violent crime. Property crimes decreased by 10.9 percent, burglaries by 17 percent, larceny-theft by 8.3 percent, and motor vehicle theft by 15.6 percent. As a whole, violent crimes decreased 9.7 percent, although the numbers of murders, rapes, and aggravated assaults increased by 37.5, 12.7, and 1.9 percent, respectively. Robbery, the largest offense category, decreased 21.5 percent, and is responsible for the overall decrease in violent crime. An examination of motor vehicle theft data indicates that larcenies from motor vehicles were more frequent and had greater dollar losses than did larcenies of motor vehicle parts. Motor vehicle theft was the least frequently committed offense but resulted in the greatest dollar losses. An analysis of arson trends from 1980 to 1983 indicates successive annual declines of 12.7 percent in 1981, 23.3 percent in 1982, and 3.4 percent in 1983. Extensive tabular data present crime reports by county, crime costs, percent changes, and offense frequencies.
Index Term(s): Arson; Auto related offenses; Crime patterns; Crime Statistics; FBI Uniform Crime Reports; Hawaii; Index crimes; Statistical Analysis Centers
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