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Hilo, HI crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Hilo is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 Hilo is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Hilo is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Hawaii, Hilo has a crime rate that is higher than 93% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Hilo to other communities of similar population, then Hilo crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Hilo does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Hilo 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 Hilo.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Hilo 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 Hilo; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 316. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Hilo is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Hilo, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 32, which is a rate of 31 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Hilo 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 Hilo is one in 151.

Hilo Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Hilo Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

140

1,380

1,520

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.17

31.23

34.40

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.17
2.46
National Median: 4
    Hilo
    Hawaii

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 316

in Hilo

1 in 407

in Hawaii

Hilo VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 44,186
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
31.23
23.31
National Median: 19
    Hilo
    Hawaii

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Hilo

1 in 43

in Hawaii

Hilo Property CRIMES

Population: 44,186
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Hilo Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
26
39
National Median: 26.9
    Hilo
    Hawaii