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About Crime in Our Neighborhood

Our Neighborhood Security Watch believes that the more we know about crimes in our neighborhood, the more we can do to prevent crimes. Although we don't identify specific victims, most of this information comes directly from neighbors who have been victimized and Honolulu Police Department (HPD) officers familiar with the crimes.

Common Crimes in Our Neighborhood

Thefts are physical crimes: simply stealing something (or attempting to so). The most common kinds of Theft in our neighborhood are:

  • Burglary. Illegal (uninvited) entry into a building -- such as your home -- to steal something. Usually the thieves "break in", but it's burglary nonetheless if you left your house unlocked, or they use a stolen key.
  • Unauthorized Entry into Motor Vehicle (UEMV). Someone (not authorized by you) enters your car or truck to take something. The vehicle could be locked or unlocked.
  • Motor Vehicle Theft.  Someone takes your car or truck. (If caught, the driver will be charged with Motor Vehicle Theft; passengers will likely be charged with UEMV.)

Fraud is a little different: someone fools or tricks you into giving them something. Which could be anything, but is usually: cash, a check or money order, your credit card number, bank account number, a password to one or more of your on-line accounts or just personal information (social security number, etc.).

Less Common Crimes Here

Assault. A person intentionally injures (does "bodily harm") to someone else.Could even be Assault if there is an attack (with "intent") even if no one is actually hurt. Even un-wanted touching can be a sexual Assault.

Criminal Property Damage. Graffiti (or vandalism). Rare in the neighborhood itself, but common along nearby streets.

Robbery. Someone uses (or threatens to use) violence to steal something from you. It's a robbery if they claim to have a weapon (like a gun or knife) and threaten to use it, even if you don't see the weapon. Mostly happens at banks, occasionally at stores.

How Can You Find Out About Recent Crimes?

HPD reports property crimes and their locations (street and block number), along with the date & time the crime was reported -- at

http:www.crimemapping.com

Browse there by entering your address (or some other address) to a map of the reported crimes committed within a 1-mile radius of the address during the last two weeks. You can change the range of dates, the radius, and even pick specific times of crimes. Click on a crime icon to see time and location.

Perhaps less usefully, HPD also provides statistical reports (and maps) for the last two weeks of crimes on the HPD Web site, broken down by District and Beat at

http://honolulupd.org/information

Our neighborhood is within HPD District 3 (Pearl City), Sector 3 (Aiea, Pearl Kai, Foster Village), specifically: Beat 384.

When looking at those statistics (and maps), keep in mind that our neighborhood of Foster Village is only a small part of Beat 384, which runs all the way from Red Hill to Nimitz and beyond. It includes Foster Village, Halawa Estates, much of the Navy housing between Salt Lake Boulevard and Nimitz, the Navy portion of Joint Base Pearl Harbor including Ford Island... and all the freeways and major surface streets running through these areas.

[Up to 300 "incidents" (calls to 911) occur in Beat 384 each month, most of which HPD has to respond to... even if doesn't turn out to be a crime. The Honolulu Fire Department and/or Emergency Services (EMS) are the "first responders" to most of the rest of those calls.]
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