HPD changes policy, adds violent offenses to crime maps
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HPD changes policy, adds violent offenses to crime maps

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    This crime map of Kuhio Avenue shows recent crimes reported in Waikiki. A fist marks the site of an assault.

You can now look for violent crime information on the Honolulu Police Department’s website.

Responding to overwhelming community feedback, police officials said today that its crime mapping website now includes all 15 crime categories tracked by its vendor, including violent crimes.

Police said the map does not include domestic violence incidents because of privacy concerns.

For the past six years, HPD only included non-violent crimes until the Honolulu Star-Advertiser disclosed that the department was the only one among more than 150 checked by the newspaper nationally that excluded violent crimes.

In the wake of the Star-Advertiser stories, HPD sought feedback from neighborhood boards and others, and the overwhelming response was that people wanted more crimes included on the map, according to HPD officials.

The pins on the map – at http://www.honolulupd.org/information/index.php?page=crimemapping – show the general locations of where crimes are reported, not necessarily where they occurred.

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