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Crime and Justice in Hawaii, 1998 Household Survey Report

NCJ Number
Joe J. Allen; Michelle M. Kunitake; James B. Richmond; Ryan L. Yamashiro
Date Published
46 pages
Using a basic questioning strategy similar to the National Crime Victimization Survey (question order, phrasing, and categories of information), Hawaii's 1998 Household Survey Report provides self-reported data on crime victimizations during the previous year (1997).
This report consists of five parts. Part I examines victimization patterns, including characteristics of crime victims, reported rates of property and violent offenses, rates by county/district, and victimization trends over the past 5 years. Part II explores the attitudes, fears, and reactions associated with crime victimization, including county/district residents' perceptions, attitudinal trends over the past 5 years, security and protection issues, and the media's role. Part III discusses the implications of the survey results. Part IV highlights some of the written comments offered by the respondents. Part V provides a brief summary of the research methodology. Forty-eight percent of the respondents were victims of a crime or attempted crime in the previous year (1997); 45 percent were victims of property crime; and 11.6 percent were victims of violent crime. Extensive tables and figures