Hawaii Criminal Records

  • Hawaii has 1,431,603 total people (FBI, 2015).
  • Hawaii is the 11th largest state by population.

Court System

  • The Land Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all cases involving registration for a land title and it also has jurisdiction over questions brought forth under the Land Court Registration Law.
  • The Tax Appeal Court hears appeals regarding property taxation and it decides all questions of fact and law including questions about real property taxation.
  • The Family Court deals with matters involving children like delinquency, abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, adoption, and guardianships. They also hear domestic relations and domestic violence cases.
  • The District Courts have jurisdiction over traffic violations, criminal offenses punishable by imprisonment by a year or less, probable cause hearings for felony cases, small claims cases where the amount claimed does not exceed $5,000, and civil actions in which the debt, amount, damages, or value of the property does not exceed $40,000.
  • The Circuit Courts are where jury trials are held. These courts have general jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases and have exclusive jurisdiction in probate, guardianship, criminal felony cases, and civil cases where the amount disputed exceeds $40,000.
  • The Intermediate Court of Appeals hears most appeals from the trial courts of Hawaii.
  • The Supreme Court hears reserved questions of law from all lower courts, make ruled of practice and procedure for all state courts, hear appeals from the Intermediate Court of Appeals, and hears certified questions of law from federal courts.

Crime Statistics for Hawaii (FBI, 2015)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 4,201 9th / 51 (Very Low)
Murder 19 3rd / 51 (Very Low)
Rape 561 9th / 51 (Very Low)
Robbery 1,203 13th / 51 (Low)
Aggravated Assault 2,418 6th / 51 (Very Low)
Property Crime 54,346 14th / 51 (Low)
Burglary 6,557 13th / 51 (Low)
Larceny Theft 42,010 14th / 51 (Low)
Motor Vehicle Theft 5,779 17th / 51 (Low)