In 2017, there were 9 reported domestic violence homicides in Hawaii.1
In 2015, there were 1,971 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for Hawaii, none of which had a disqualifying Brady Indicator.2
There were 9 reported domestic violence homicides in Hawaii in 2017.3
According to a 2014 report in Injury & Violence, there were 45 domestic violence cases that resulted in 62 total domestic violence related fatalities in Hawaii between 2000 and 2009. A gun was used in 14 of the 45 cases, though it is unclear how many of the 62 fatalities were caused by firearms.4
Domestic Violence Homicides
Domestic Violence Homicides in Hawaii, 2008-2017
Domestic violence homicide includes homicides where the victim was the perpetrator’s immediate family, spouse, or girlfriend/boyfriend.
The Uniform Crime Reports in Hawaii did not give counts for the relationship of the murder victim to the known offender during the years 2011-2015. Percentages were given, and counts were extrapolated to produce the above graph.
Intimate Partner Violence*Victimization and Related Impacts*
The lifetime prevalence* of any contact sexual violence*, physical violence,* and/or stalking victimization* by an intimate partner* in Hawaii is:
34.7% Experienced IPV
65.3% No IPV
Among female victims in Hawaii who experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, 58.2% were concerned for safety, 29.5% were injured, and 23.3% needed legal services. Statistically reliable estimates of the percentage of female victims who needed medical care are not available.5
24.1% Experienced IPV
75.9% No IPV
Statistically reliable estimates of the percentage of male victims in Hawaii who experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime who were concerned for safety, injured, needed medical care, or needed legal services are not available.6
Domestic Violence Protection Orders
Protection Orders Active in the National Crime Information Center for Hawaii, 2006-2015
There were 1,971 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for Hawaii in 2015, none of which had a disqualifying Brady Indicator.7
Note: State participation in the National Crime Information Center protection order file is voluntary, thus the extent to which states enter the orders into the system varies. Regardless of how each state refers to such orders, these records are uniformly referred to as “protection orders” in the National Crime Information Center database.
Protection Orders in the National Crime Information Center
Protection Orders with Disqualifying Brady Indicator
Contact sexual violence: Combined measure that includes rape, being made to penetrate someone else, sexual coercion, and/or unwanted sexual contact.
Domestic violence homicide: For Hawaii, domestic violence homicide includes homicides where the victim was the perpetrator’s immediate family, spouse, or girlfriend/boyfriend.
Intimate partner: Romantic or sexual partner and includes spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, people with whom they dated, were seeing, or “hooked up.”
Intimate partner violence: The five types of intimate partner violence measured in the NISVS include sexual violence, stalking, physical violence, psychological aggression, and control of reproductive/sexual health. Sexual violence includes rape, being made to penetrate someone else, sexual coercion, unwanted sexual contact, and non-contact unwanted sexual experiences.
Intimate partner violence related impacts: For each perpetrator of domestic violence, the NISVS survey asks victims about specific direct impacts related to intimate partner violence to better understand the consequences of contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner.
Lifetime prevalence:Proportion of a population who, at some point in life, have ever experienced the characteristic or condition.
Physical violence: A range of behaviors from slapping, pushing, or shoving to severe acts that include being hit with a fist or something hard, kicked, hurt by pulling hair, slammed against something, tried to hurt by choking or suffocating, beaten, burned on purpose, or used a knife or gun.
Stalking victimization: Pattern of harassing or threatening tactics used by a perpetrator that is both unwanted and causes fear or safety concerns in the victim.
This page was updated February 13, 2020. Please note that data used are the most recent available data.