Safety and Security well-being refers to the condition in which people and their property are protected from danger, injury, threat, or attack. Safety is a fundamental human need and a foundation of community well-being. When communities are threatened by crime or violence, residents fear for the safety of their home and family, and their quality of life is diminished - the absence of safety and security limits the freedom of individuals to live as they would choose.
Available indicators of Safety & Security include:
Property crime incidence data at the community-level indicate rates varying from 15.1 to 58.3 crimes per 1,000 households—a nearly four-fold difference. Violent crime rates demonstrate even greater variation, with some communities exhibiting rates more than nine times that of others. Child abuse and neglect cases also show considerable variation, both at the county and community levels.
Use the interactive infographic below to explore these key Safety & Security indicators in more detail:
Our Indicators Dashboard can help you begin exploring specific measures of the 10 well-being domains. Interested in learning how each indicator varies over time and across Hawaii’s communities? Click below to head to our dashboard:
Data Plotter Tool
What’s the relationship between various well-being indicators? And how might this relationship vary from island to island, or region to region? Click below to explore the answers to these and similar questions using our Data Plotter: