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Crime Increased 48% in July from Previous Month

Maui police responded to 77 burglaries, 87 vehicle thefts and 140 vehicle break-ins in Maui County for the month of July. Two of the burglaries happened on Lānaʻi and one of the vehicle thefts and break-ins occurred on Molokaʻi.

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July 2017 Crime Map.

Crime for these types of incidents increased 47.6% with a total of 304 incidents reported in July, compared to the 206 incidents reported in June.

Here is a map of where the incidents have occurred since July 1, 2017. [2] Red is burglaries, yellow is vehicle break-ins and blue is vehicle thefts.*

Burglaries in July were up 12% from June when 69 burglaries occurred. The majority of burglaries in July happened in Kahului with 18, followed by Kīhei and Wailuku with 10 [3], and Haʻikū with eight.

Kahului saw a 20% increase in burglaries from the 15 reported in June, Kīhei had a 17% decrease from the 12 reported the month before and Wailuku had a 150% increase in burglaries when four were reported from the month before. There was only one burglary reported in Haʻikū in June.

Lahaina and Makawao each had six burglaries reported in June, both saw a 50% decrease with three reported burglaries in July. One of the burglaries on Monday, July 17, at Maui Hands in Makawao resulted in over $20K worth of stolen items. [4]

Pāʻia had a decrease in burglaries in July with two reported, down from the six in June.

Wailea, Waiehu, Waihe‘e, and Hāli‘imaile all had one burglary reported in July.

Nāpili and Pukalani each had three burglaries reported in July, the same as the month before. Kāʻanapali had three burglaries reported last month, down from the four reported the month before. Lahaina also had three burglaries in July, up from the one reported in June.

Kula and Hāna both had one more burglary than the month before, totaling four and two, respectively.

Spreckelsville and Waikapū had no burglaries reported in July.

Vehicle thefts were up 39% in July from the month before when 63 thefts were reported. Fourteen of the 87 stolen vehicles were mopeds or motorcycles. The majority of thefts occurred in Kahului with 25, followed by Kīhei with 19, Wailuku with nine, and Lahaina with seven.

Kahului had a 31% increase in thefts when 19 were reported in June, Kīhei had almost a 50% increase when 10 were reported the month before, and Wailuku saw a 31% decrease in thefts when 13 were reported the previous month. Lahaina had the same amount of thefts in July as in June.

Nāpili was unchanged from the month before with four thefts reported, and Kula, Pāʻia and Pukalani remained the same as the month before with one theft reported.

Makawao, Māʻalaea, Waiehu, and Haʻikū each had three thefts reported in July.

Kāʻanapali had five reported stolen vehicles in July, when none were reported in June.

Spreckelsville and Wailea remained unchanged from the month before with zero thefts.

Vehicle break-ins increased 89% in July with 140 break-ins reported, nearly doubling the 74 that were reported in June. Fifty-seven of the vehicles were 2015 or newer and 42 of the vehicles that were broken into were Nissan or Ford models.

The majority of break-ins occurred in Kahului with 24, Haʻikū with 19, Pāʻia and Kīhei with 17, and Mākena with 12.

Kahului had a 118% increase in break-ins when 11 were reported in June, six of the 24 break-ins in July were at Kahana Beach Park [5].

Pāʻia had a 54% increase in break-ins in July when 11 were reported in June. Six of the 17 break-ins in July occurred at Pāʻia Municipal Lot [6] and three of the break-ins were at Hoʻokipa Beach Park.

Haʻikū saw a 137% increase in break-ins from the eight reported in June. Of the 19 reported in July, 84% occurred at Twins Falls and Bamboo Forest. There were 12 break-ins at Twin Falls, [7] up from the four in June, and Bamboo Forest remained the same as the month before with four break-ins. In May, there was one break-in at Twin Falls and two break-ins at Bamboo Forest. The majority of break-ins at Twin Falls in June and July occurred on Tuesdays, between noon and 5 p.m.

Kīhei had a 143% increase from the seven reported the month before, and Mākena had a 500% increase when two were reported in June. Of the 12 reported in July, eight of the break-ins were at Big Beach [6], up from the two the month before.

Kapalua remained the same with four break-ins reported. Nākālele Point has seen a dramatic decrease in break-ins, there were 17 break-ins reported at that location in April and May, and since June 1, there have been three break-ins reported.

Makawao and Lahaina had three break-ins each reported in June, both saw an increase of eight and nine, respectively. Six of the eight break-ins in Makawao happened at Waihou Springs Trail [8].

Waiheʻe had two break-ins, up from the one reported at Olivine Pools in June. One of the break-ins in July occurred again at Olivine Pools.

Wailuku remained the same with three break-ins reported, Nāpili also had three break-ins in July, up from the two in June.

Kula, Hāna and Waiehu each had one reported break-in. Kula remained the same as the month before, Hāna and Waiehu had two less break-in than in June.

Wailea had zero break-ins reported in July.

Here is a map of where the incidents have occurred since July 1, 2017. [2] 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.