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Waikiki crime surge risks derailing tourism recovery

  • GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Honolulu police officer Stephanie Virardi met with the concerned community members making up the Waikiki Citizen Patrol in Waikiki on Thursday.

    GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Honolulu police officer Stephanie Virardi met with the concerned community members making up the Waikiki Citizen Patrol in Waikiki on Thursday.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA/CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Tourists lounge under umbrellas in Waikiki.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA/CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Tourists lounge under umbrellas in Waikiki.

  • GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Waikiki Citizen Patrol members walked Kala­kaua Avenue on Thursday with Honolulu police officer Stephanie Virardi.

    GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Waikiki Citizen Patrol members walked Kala­kaua Avenue on Thursday with Honolulu police officer Stephanie Virardi.

  • WAIKIKI DISTRICT 6 ANNUAL STATISTICS
                                Crime in Waikiki increased significantly from 2016 to 2017 and rose again in 2018 before coming back down slightly in 2019. HPD noted that crime dropped in 2020 from the pandemic.

    WAIKIKI DISTRICT 6 ANNUAL STATISTICS

    Crime in Waikiki increased significantly from 2016 to 2017 and rose again in 2018 before coming back down slightly in 2019. HPD noted that crime dropped in 2020 from the pandemic.

Waikiki business owners and residents are calling on the Honolulu Police Department and other officials to address a recent uptick in serious crimes in the state’s top tourist district, where two men were stabbed in separate incidents on the same night last week. Read more

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