Hilo, HI
Crime Rates



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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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

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 35 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 80% 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 267. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Hilo's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Hilo a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Hilo is one in 32.

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 329.

Hilo Crime Data

 

Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Hilo Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

170

1,412

1,582

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.75

31.11

34.85

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Hilo 3.75
Hawaii 3.09

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 267

in Hilo

1 in 323

in Hawaii

Hilo VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 45,393
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Hilo 31.11
Hawaii 29.93

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Hilo

1 in 33

in Hawaii

Hilo Property CRIMES

Population: 45,393
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Hilo Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Hilo 27
Hawaii 49