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Total crime 31%
Violent crime 29%
Property crime 42%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHonolulu/100k peopleHawaii/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime31,901n/a (estimate)3,2723,1272,489
Murder27n/a2.83.45.0
Rape340n/a34.954.042.6
Robbery954n/a97.979.981.6
Assault1,317n/a135.1148.2250.2
Violent crime2,638n/a (estimate)271286379
Burglary3,864n/a396.3377.2340.5
Theft21,562n/a2,211.72,093.01,549.5
Vehicle theft3,837n/a393.6371.1219.9
Property crime29,263n/a (estimate)3,0022,8412,110

Key findings

  • Honolulu crime rates are 31% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Honolulu are 29% lower than the national average
  • In Honolulu you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Honolulu is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Honolulu has increased by 3%

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The Honolulu crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Honolulu as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Honolulu crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Honolulu (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Honolulu, HI per 100,000 people. In Honolulu, the total number of daily crimes is 1.05 times more than the Hawaii average and 1.31 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Honolulu is 1.06 times less than the Hawaii average and 1.40 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Honolulu has a daily crime rate that is 1.06 times more than the Hawaii average and 1.42 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Honolulu (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Honolulu to every other city in Hawaii, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Honolulu safe? The gauges above illustrate that Honolulu is safer than 0% of every city located within Hawaii along with 30% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Hawaii and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Honolulu, HI is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Honolulu

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Honolulu is 1 in 370
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Honolulu is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Honolulu is 1 in 31
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Honolulu, Hawaii you have a 1 in 370 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Honolulu.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Honolulu is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Honolulu has increased by 8% and the rate of property crime in Honolulu has increased by 2%. The total crime rate in Honolulu has increased by 3% year to year.

      Honolulu police department

      ItemHonoluluHawaiiNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2,5312,531558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.62.63.3
      There are a total of 2,531 Honolulu police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is equal to the Hawaii average and 20.2% less than the National average.

      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
      Maunawili, HI2,12445446491
      Heeia, HI4,536979651,062
      East Honolulu, HI47,9571241,2271,351
      Kailua, HI38,5141371,3571,493
      Aiea, HI9,5941821,8041,985
      Kahaluu, HI5,0091881,8692,057
      Ahuimanu, HI8,3122072,0572,264
      Honolulu, HI349,5972713,0023,272

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Aurora, CO351,1317352,9183,653
      Anaheim, CA346,7763162,3332,650
      Tampa, FL361,4774051,6292,034
      Santa Ana, CA333,6054352,0402,476
      Bakersfield, CA367,5554554,1424,597
      Honolulu, HI349,5972713,0023,272
      Source: The Honolulu, HI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.