Annual Crime In Hilo (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHilo/100k peopleHawaii/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,391 (estimate)3,1192,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHilo/100k peopleHawaii/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a2.55.0
Rapen/an/an/a44.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a66.686.2
Assaultn/an/an/a135.5246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)351 (estimate)249381
Burglaryn/an/an/a396.4376.0
Theftn/an/an/a2,076.21,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a397.7228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)4,041 (estimate)2,8702,200

Key findings

  • Hilo crime rates are 70% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hilo are 8% lower than the national average
  • In Hilo you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hilo is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hilo has decreased by 6%

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Compare Hilo, HI Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Hilo (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Hilo (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hilo

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hilo is 1 in 286
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hilo is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Hilo is 1 in 23

      Year Over Year Crime In Hilo (per 100,000 people)

      Hilo police department

      ItemHiloHawaiiNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a2,531558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

      Sex offenders in Hawaii

      StateTotal offendersHawaii /100KNational /100K
      Hawaii3,118232266
      There are a total of 3,118 sex offenders in Hawaii. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in Hawaii per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wainaku, HI1,2931201,3791,499
      Kurtistown, HI1,1681221,4051,527
      Papaikou, HI1,1981231,4151,537
      Pepeekeo, HI1,6141291,4891,618
      Keaau, HI2,6721291,4921,622
      Fern Acres, HI1,3921351,5511,686
      Nanawale Estates, HI1,5901391,6031,742
      Hilo, HI45,5793514,0414,391

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Charlottesville, VA45,5383582,3902,748
      Lacey, WA45,6441892,7022,891
      Wylie, TX45,655102780881
      Lincoln, CA45,67572864937
      Kannapolis, NC45,6852191,9462,165
      Hilo, HI45,5793514,0414,391
      Source: The Hilo, HI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.