I'm often asked if Oahu is a safe place to live. Well here some great news for Honolulu. CQ press has taken the 2009 FBI crime data and compiled lists of the safest and most dangerous cities in America.  Honolulu is the 2nd safest city over 500,000.  

CITIES OF 500,000 OR MORE POPULATION (34 CITIES)
Lowest Crime Rate Ranking 

1. El Paso, TX
2. Honolulu, HI
3. New York, NY
4. San Jose, CA
5. San Diego, CA
6. Austin, TX
7. Portland, OR
8. Los Angeles, CA
9. Seattle, WA
10. Fort Worth, TX 

On the flip side, these are the 10 Highest Crime Rate Rankings

1. Detroit, MI
2. Baltimore, MD
3. Memphis, TN
4. Washington, DC
5. Atlanta, GA
Indianapolis, IN
7. Philadelphia, PA
8. Milwaukee, WI
9. Houston, TX
10. Columbus, OH

Here is the report