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Hawaii crime rates at a record low in 2016

Posted September 1

— Hawaii's crime rates hit a record low last year, according to an annual report released by the state.

The attorney general says 45,805 crimes were reported in 2016.

A majority of those crimes were property offenses - which include burglary, vehicle theft and arson.

Taking into account population changes, that's the lowest rate reported since data collection began in 1975.

"It's telling people that are visiting here or living here that while we're not a perfect community, we certainly are at a very good place when it comes to our crime statistics," Doug Chin, Hawaii's Attorney General said.

The attorney general commended law enforcement across the state.

No Hawaii police officers were killed in the line of duty last year but more than 300 were assaulted.

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