January fire and crime stats

Colleen Sanders

Honolulu Police Department (HPD)
1)    Comparison Decreases—In the cases reported from December 2009 to January 2010, burglary decreased 7%, theft decreased 14%, theft from automobiles (UEMV) decreased 21%, and auto theft decreased 30%; there was an overall decrease of 12% in all categories.
2)    January 2010 Statistics—There were 3 aggravated assault, 12 simple assault, 16 burglary, 3 drugs/narcotics, 10 driving under the influence (DUI), 4 escape, 15 fraud, 3 graffiti, 7 injured cared for/sick cared for, 4 identity theft, 3 missing person, 3 missing person cancelled, 4 motor vehicle theft, 61 motor vehicle accident, 7 order violation, 30 property damage, 3 robbery, 12 runaway, 7 runaway cancelled, 47 theft, 9 threatening, and 26 UEMV cases, making a total of 1,882 cases.

Honolulu Fire Department (HFD)
1)    January 2010 Statistics—There were 10 structure, 1 wildland, 15 rubbish, and 0 vehicle fires, 71 medical emergencies, 8 search/rescues, and 49 miscellaneous calls for service. There were two search/rescues from the Mokulua Islands.
2)    Fire Safety Tip—Smoke Alarms—Smoke alarms save lives and are an important part of a home fire escape plan. Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of a home. Test smoke alarms monthly and replace batteries yearly. Practice a home fire escape plan and designate a safe meeting place outside the home. Many lives could be saved if all homes contained working smoke alarms.
3)    Maunawili Trail Emergencies—In 2009, HFD responded to 30 emergencies on the Maunawili Trail.
4)    Helicopter Circling the Mokulua/Lanikai Area—A HFD helicopter was dispatched to help kayakers in distress, finally found at Bellow’s Beach.