Maui Crime Down 6% in May
Maui police responded to 74 burglaries, 70 vehicle thefts and 75 vehicle break-ins in Maui County for the month of May. Three of the burglaries and two of the vehicle break-ins happened on Lānaʻi or Molokaʻi.
Burglaries in May were down 3.8% from April when MPD responded to 77 burglaries. The majority of burglaries in May occurred in Kahului with 17, followed by Wailuku with 13 and Nāpili with 10.
In April, MPD responded to 13 burglaries in Kahului, nine burglaries in Haʻikū, eight in Wailuku and seven in Kāʻanapali.
There were three burglaries in Haʻikū in May, a decrease of 66%, and two burglaries in Kāʻanapali, a decrease of 71%. Makawao also saw a 60% decrease in burglaries in May when two were reported, down from the five in April.
Only one burglary occurred both months in Waiheʻe, Waikapū, Kapalua, Spreckelsville and Pukalani. There were no burglaries reported the month of May in Pāʻia, which had three in April, and Māʻalaea, which had two in April.
Vehicle break-ins were down 30.5% in May from April’s 108 break-ins. The majority of break-ins for the month of May were in Kahului with 17, up from the 13 reported in April, followed by Kapalua with 11, down from the 14 reported the month before, and Kīhei with eight, up from the five reported the month before.
In April, the majority of break-ins occurred in Lahaina with 11, followed by Nāpili with eight and Pāʻia with seven.
The majority of break-ins that occurred in one specific area for the month of May were at Nākālele Point which had seven break-ins, down from the 10 reported in April, followed by Pāʻia Municipal Lot with four and one vehicle theft, 100 block of Uwapo in Kīhei with four and Prison St. parking lot with three.
Pāʻia Municipal Lot saw the same number of break-ins as the month of April, Twin Falls saw an 86% decrease in break-ins in May when one was reported, down from the seven in April, and Bamboo Forest saw a 75% decrease in break-ins when two were reported in May, down from the eight reported the month before.
There were no break-ins reported for the month of May at Big Beach which had four in April and none reported at Olivine Pools, which had two in April.
Vehicle thefts were up 46% in May, there were 48 reported stolen vehicles in April. The majority of thefts in May occurred in Kīhei with 15, up 67% from the month before when nine were reported, followed by Kahului with 12, down 8% from April when 13 were reported, and Lahaina which had nine thefts in May, up 800% when one was reported the month before.
Makawao had five reported stolen vehicles in May, when there was zero reported in April, Spreckelsville had two stolen vehicles reported last month and none reported in April.
Pāʻia, Nāpili and Māʻalaea had zero vehicle thefts in April, however in May those areas saw three, five and two thefts, respectively.
There were three reported stolen vehicles in Pāʻia, up from the two reported in April, five stolen vehicles in Nāpili, down from the six reported the previous month and Kula did not have any vehicle thefts, down from the one reported in April.
Here is a map of where the incidents occurred. Red is burglaries, yellow is vehicle break-ins and blue is vehicle thefts.
*The locations are provided by a report from Maui Police Department, not all of the locations are the exact location where the crime occurred, unless otherwise specified. Locations listed are on the same block where the incidents occurred, but may not have occurred in that exact location on the map. i.e: 300 block of XYZ St. will show where the 300 block of XYZ street is located.