It’s true that Hawaii’s crime rate is at the very low end of the spectrum among the other 49 states, but no matter where you are, your safety and the protection of your belongings should always be among your first priorities. That’s why we want to share a new tool with you, to help you keep track of past incidents in various locations around the island. That way, you’ll know ahead of time where you should be most cautious.
Past incidents are reported by the Maui Police Department at www.raidsonline.com. If you’re in the market for Maui real estate, this tool could prove to be very useful in helping you choose the location of your future property. After exploring the map a bit, you can observe which areas have higher and lower crime rates, and weigh out your options with that extra layer of valuable information.
If you take a look at the West Maui area on this map, you’ll find that the Kapalua area has relatively few incidents. As you might expect, there are more incidents in the areas with larger populations, and they taper off toward lower population areas. That’s why you’ll see a higher concentration in Lahaina, with fewer in Kaanapali and fewer still in Kapalua.
What’s handy about this map is that you can filter the results according to what you’re interested in. Each incident is labeled according to type, so you know what kinds of crimes to guard against. Theft is by far the most common, while burglary is more rare, according to the map.
Conveniently, this service also provides a mobile app for smartphones, so if you want to reference this info while you’re traveling around the island, you can do so easily. These instant results can arm you with the knowledge you need to put you at ease or let you know where to be cautious. What you won’t find are juvenile crimes and certain traffic offenses, but those are less of a concern to the community than the others.
We hope you have a chance to check out this service, and that you find it useful. If there’s anything else you want to know about the island in your real estate search, you’ll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We will be happy to answer your questions and help you find the right home or condo in the right location. Mahalo!