Is this your first time visiting our background checks blog? Each week we look at State Criminal Data and State Employment Background Check Information. Each blog posting will have general information on a state, like health insurance coverage and employment status, as well as criminal data. This week we’re covering Hawaii employment background check information and Hawaii criminal data.
Hawaii Population and Age Distribution. Hawaii’s estimated population was 1.4 million. The median age was 38.3 years. 22% of the population was under the age of 18, and 15% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $66,259. The total number of households was 447,748 with an average of 3.01 people.
Hawaii Employment and Unemployment Rate. 57.8% of the Hawaii population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 30th in the nation. The Hawaii unemployment rate is 7.1% which was ranked 39th in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in Hawaii were as follows: 44,911 (6.9%) were self-employed, 132,852 (20.5%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 469,292 (72.4%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in Hawaii were: Retail (12.4%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (11%), Educational Services and Health Care (19.2%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (16.2%), and Public Administration (8.8%).
Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Hawaii’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (33.3%), Service (23.1%), Sales and Office (24.8%), Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (10.1%), and Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (8.7%).
Hawaii Health Insurance Coverage. 93% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (7% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 76% had private coverage and 31% had public coverage.
Disability. 11% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Hawaii reported a disability. The Hawaii disability claim rate was ranked 39th in the country.
For a list of Hawaii counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Hawaii Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Hawaii had 3,330 total violent crimes (which ranked 43th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate 0.24% (which ranked it 43rd among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 29 were murders, 285 were forcible rapes, 1,040 were robberies, and 1,976 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Hawaii had 42,817 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 7,979 were burglaries, 31,233 were larceny/thefts, and 3,605 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Hawaii had the 42nd most law enforcement employees per population. Hawaii ranked 29th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Hawaii crime information, please see the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) criminal history records check webpage.
Hawaii Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Hawaii employment background check products: a Hawaii county criminal background check and a Hawaii state criminal background check.
The Hawaii county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the District Courts and Magistrate Courts. The cost of a Hawaii county criminal background check is $24.95 per county and results are provided within one to three business days.
The Hawaii state criminal background check includes a Hawaii corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Hawaii as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls felony and misdemeanor offenses from 1995 to present. The Hawaii state criminal background check is $24.95 and is “instant” which means results are received within seconds of placing an order. For the full description, please visit our Hawaii criminal background check webpage.
Other Hawaii employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Hawaii” data is from 2011. “Hawaii Crime Data” data is from 2012.