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About Hawaii Open Public Record

The Office of Information Practices, OIP was created by the Legislature in 1988 and promotes open and transparent government in Hawaii. OIP administers both the Uniform Information Practices Act, UIPA which requires open access to government records and the Sunshine Law which requires open public meetings. Exceptions to the general rule include records which, if disclosed, would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. There are five major islands of Hawaii and four counties, all of which were created in 1905. There are no separately incorporated cities in the entire state. No formal level of government exists below that of the county in Hawaii. Criminal history records are provided online by the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center. The Attorney General in the State of Hawaii is responsible for the statewide criminal history record information system, CJIS-Hawaii, the statewide Automated Fingerprint Identification System. Any member of the public can request felony and misdemeanor criminal convictions. Discover Hawaii public records within quick reach using easily accessible links to state, county, and city websites. These sites reveal a multitude of information regarding facts, statistics, and resources useful to Hawaiian citizens on an ongoing basis. Find and request birth, death, and other vital records online. Access directories for each county and city containing valuable information about government, available public services and resources, and how to access them. Read current news and event information, which is being constantly refreshed. Learn about businesses in Hawaii and the people who own them. Obtain facts regarding real estate and land values and see what households look like in the state. Demographic, employment and income data are also available. Read crime reports and statistics and request criminal and court records from official Hawaii websites. Obtain education and background information regarding Hawaiian residents.
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Hawaii Free Public Records Directory


Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Hawaii Free Court Records Search


Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

Ask Questions, About Hawaii

  • Can I pull up hawaii divorce records free?
    Court records can be accessed freely using this link that will take you to the Hawaii State Judiciary's home page. From there you can click on the link Search Court Records to the left. Thereafter, you will see two choices where you can either search the criminal and civil or traffic courts. The Ho'ohiki is a free civil and criminal court search provided by Hawaii's state judiciary. By clicking on Ho'ohiki hyperlink, and after the disclaimer page, you will have a new search page open where you have a few options to search. (Staff)
  • Does law enforcement in Hawaii provide criminal arrest searches?
    Criminal arrest records can be requested directly from the police department. It is not the same as a criminal arrest search where you see results similar to a background check. Police arrest reports are single individual reports taken in by the department that made the arrest. It is similar to an incident report, or many other types of police reports. You will need to know where the arrest occurred to see where to request the report. For an entire search, the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) provided by the attorney general, conduct a background check online. The walk in location is in Honolulu where the request can be made in person. (Staff)
  • Are individual's able to obtain arrest information from the state of Hawaii?
    The state offers an online electronic search from the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center which can be found on the Department of the Attorney General's site. This is a to view individual convictions, which is not the same as an arrest search. Arrests are not always prosecuted and convicted, and will likely not appear on these reports. You will do better by contacting the sheriffs department which made the arrest and request a copy from them directly. There are policies which may impose guidelines, but, arrest records are generally considered public less few exceptions. (Staff)

Hawaii Arrest Records


Published current arrests, charges and information released by law enforcement and news

Hawaii Missing Children


Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Kealii Kaniho
    Kealii Kaniho, Age Now: 14, Missing: 09/21/2020. Missing From Hilo, Hi. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Hawaii County Police Department (hawaii) 1-808-935-3311.
    September 24, 2020
  • Missing: Jazmine Malinas-dias
    Jazmine Malinas-dias, Age Now: 17, Missing: 08/31/2020. Missing From Kailua, Hi. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Honolulu Police Department (hawaii) 1-808-529-3111.
    September 21, 2020
  • Missing: Kila Nutt
    Kila Nutt, Age Now: 14, Missing: 07/29/2020. Missing From Ewa Beach, Hi. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Honolulu Police Department (hawaii) 1-808-529-3111.
    September 02, 2020
  • Missing: Chanastie Caitano
    Chanastie Caitano, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/11/2020. Missing From Kurtistown, Hi. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Hawaii County Police Department (hawaii) 1-808-935-3311.
    August 18, 2020
  • Missing: Tatum Hoapili-kreutz
    Tatum Hoapili-kreutz, Age Now: 17, Missing: 07/24/2020. Missing From Ewa Beach, Hi. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Honolulu Police Department (hawaii) 1-808-529-3111.
    August 18, 2020
  • Missing: Treeny Shiraki
    Treeny Shiraki, Age Now: 16, Missing: 04/07/2020. Missing From Kailua Kona, Hi. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Hawaii County Police Department (hawaii) 1-808-935-3311.
    August 04, 2020

Hawaii Recent Criminal Activity Reports


Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

Hawaii Missing People


Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

  • Missing Person • James Duquette • Honolulu, Hawaii • 68 Years Old
    November 16, 2017
  • Missing Person • Robert Mellard • Kailua, Hawaii • 73 Years Old
    September 16, 2017
  • Missing Person • Okhui Kim • Honolulu, Hawaii • 64 Years Old
    September 10, 2017
  • Missing Person • Miguel Cruz • Hilo, Hawaii • 72 Years Old
    July 23, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person • Sharon Ikeda • Honolulu, Hawaii • 57 Years Old
    June 28, 2017
  • Missing Person • David Alex • Kīhei, Hawaii • 21 Years Old
    June 19, 2017

Hawaii Latest Crime Records (Updated 09/28/2020)

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Hawaii American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 09/28/2020)

  • Hawaii's demographic and housing ACS survey of 1,392,704 being 0.44 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 50.4% males and 49.6% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Hawaii social characteristics data of 450,299 households, which make up 0.39 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 311,748 families with and without children. There are 339,184 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Hawaii American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 1,118,419 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.45 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 691,856 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Hawaii housing characteristics are collected from 524,852 dwellings making up 0.4 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 450,299 or uninhabited 74,553 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 450,299 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Hawaii Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
  • Net change of residents' total population
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
  • State's white resident population
  • State's black resident population
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
  • State's Asian resident population
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in Hawaii
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
  • Resident Background Information

    Education and background history of Hawaii Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
  • Total number of Veterans
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data

    Households located in Hawaii
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    26 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
  • Net change of housing units estimates
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
  • Total number of households
  • Average size of households
  • Hawaii Employment Data

    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
  • Statewide income of median households in Hawaii
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
  • The personal income of persons employed
  • Per capita income of persons employed
  • Labor force of civilian workers
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
  • Net change of employment in all industries
  • People employed by the government
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
  • Number of private non farm establishments
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
  • People and Businesses

    Firms and companies of Hawaii
  • Total number of firms located in the state
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Land Valuation

    Property value and Hawaii territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
  • Size in square miles of land
  • Population per square mile