Crime rates show no slowdown during holiday seasonUPDATED 10:28 PM HST Jan 01, 2014Video Transcript
Criminals on Oahu are not taking time off for the holidays according to the latest information from Honolulu Police. KITV-4's Paul Drewes joining us with the story -- ALL NEW at 10. The information in this crime mapping report shows police in some districts were just as busy in some areas responding to calls after Christmas as they were before the holidays began. And in one area, they were even busier. Nat of christmas music Its supposed to be the season of giving. But for some criminals it remained a season of taking. 9:08 "we seen a slight increase in property crimes, burglaries or car thefts" In Raymond's neighborhood alone there were 82 of those property crimes over the past week alone. 9:28 I have a couple of neighbors who didn't want to go out because of a situation happening in the neighborhood. shopping file Car break-ins and thefts are expected during the holiday shopping season and they averaged about 15 times a week around the Ala Moana Shopping Center, but only saw a drop to 10 times in the days after Christmas. In Chinatown, after averaging 20 property crimes a week leading up to the holidays, it remained steady at 20 for the last seven days of the year. graphic goes here While in Waikiki, the number of property crimes actually jumped. Leading up to Christmas there were an average of 55 thefts, burglaries, stolen vehicles and car break-ins. But after the big day, there was a big jump to over 83 in the final week of 2013. Just some of the 642 crimes that took place during that same time. With Oahu averaging about 30,000 of these crimes each year, the holidays were just like any other week when it comes to crime. 3:00-3:13 no holiday spirit from what I could see, no changes in anything really. This Christmas just passed without any shift in behavior. The information in the report, did not cover violent crimes. And there were some bright spots over the holidays, several areas did see a sizeable reduction in property crimes, including parts of Kalihi and the Leeward Coast. Kenny.