Crime Is This Bad!      

( – Crime in Democrat-run Hawaii has become so bad that the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) has issued a precautionary warning to beachgoers, urging them to take their valuables into the ocean rather than leaving them unattended on the beach.

See the tweet by the HPD below!

This advisory comes in response to an uptick in theft reports, The Daily Caller points out in a report.

“For those enjoying the beach, don’t leave valuables unattended on the sand. Instead, use a waterproof bag that you can take into the water with you,” HPD advised in a statement released across social media platforms X, Facebook, and Instagram, in anticipation of the upcoming King Kamehameha I Day celebrations.

The department highlighted a significant rise in crime statistics, reporting that over 160 thefts had been recorded in the bustling beachfront district of Waikiki during the month of April alone. These figures were shared during a community meeting of the Waikiki Neighborhood Board.

However, the HPD’s recommendation was met with mixed reactions from the local population. Some expressed frustration and skepticism regarding the practicality of the advice. “How about arresting, prosecuting and locking up criminals?” one individual contested the department’s approach in a response on Instagram.

Another incredulously inquired, “Is this a joke?” Furthermore, another sarcastic remark was made when a commenter referenced a Hawaii Tourism Agency press release from May 29, declaring Honolulu as the “Safest City to Travel to in the World” in 2024, acknowledged by Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, and juxtaposed it with their own experience, adding “‘Safest City in the World’ [tears of joy emojis]”.

The sentiment on the ground in Waikiki was equally divided. One beachgoer described the recommendation as “obnoxious” and another labeled it as “crazy,” according to Hawaii News Now (HNN).

Nevertheless, there are those who recognize the validity of HPD’s cautionary guidance. One individual highlighted the escalating issue of beach thefts, particularly noting an increase during the summer months when schools are out.

“It is a real problem. It’s been getting worse. There’s more and more every week, especially with summer out of school,” they explained to HNN.

Another beachgoer rationalized the necessity of such precautions, saying, “I don’t think it’s over the top. If you’re out for the day and taking all your cash and phones, you do have to be careful.”

In a broader context of safety, the U.S. News & World Report recently published a ranking of the safest states in America. According to their findings, the ten safest states are New Hampshire, Maine, Idaho, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Kentucky, Massachusetts, West Virginia, and Iowa, listed in descending order of safety.

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