The crime rate in Waipahu is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waipahu is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, Waipahu is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Hawaii, Waipahu has a crime rate that is higher than 40% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.
How does the crime rate in Waipahu compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Waipahu with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Waipahu's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Waipahu does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Waipahu.
From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Waipahu occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Waipahu; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 202. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.
Moreover, the rate of property crime in Waipahu; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 20 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.
Importantly, we found that Waipahu has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Waipahu is one in 200.