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"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it." – Samuel Johnson

Welcome to The Honolulu Advertiser's Database Center. On this site, you'll find searchable, in-depth information on many different topics of public interest. Some of this content is raw, unfiltered data – the building blocks for our news stories. Other features can help you become better-informed about government, our school system, fine dining and more. Some of what you learn here may surprise or worry you – and prompt you to call us to investigate. Please do so. The number is (808) 525-8090, or We will be continually updating and improving this site, so if you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know.


Each year the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program collects monthly counts of crimes from thousands of law enforcement agencies. This includes information about violent crime offenses (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault), and property crime offenses (burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson). Not all agencies participate in the UCR program and therefore are not reflected in the data. Select a city for detailed crime data on that city.

GOVERNMENT GRANTS : WHO'S GETTING THE MONEY? Nearly 275 nonprofit organizations that received grant approvals from the Legislature since 2003 are in this searchable database.

UNGUARDED GIVING: WHO'S REGULATING HAWAI'I'S CHARITIES? Do you know how much of your charitable donation goes to the actual good deeds the charity is supposed to perform? Find out through our custom-built searchable database of 700 Hawai'i charities. And read our special report on the hidden dangers and scams.

CLOSED DOORS: HOUSING DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS Hawai'i is one of seven states and the District of Columbia that averaged more than 10 housing discrimination complaints per 100,000 housing units, according to a newly released analysis by Gannett News Service. Read The Advertiser's report on housing discrimination complaints in Hawai'i.

CONTAMINATED BEACHES IN HAWAI'I, NATIONWIDE Storm runoff caused by heavy rains in Hawai‘I last year has led to a nationwide record-high number of days beaches were closed or advisories were posted because of harmful bacteria in the water. View the stories and the database of beaches listed in the report by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

UNSAFE BOATING'S DEADLY TOLL Learn what you can do to stay safe on the water in a multimedia report that includes a searchable database and video tips from the Coast Guard.

ELEVATOR INSPECTIONS A list of elevators that have not been inspected by the state as of March 22, 2007.

NEWS VIDEOS Select from more than 100 video news reports produced by Advertiser journalists.

2008 ELECTIONS Complete results of the mid-term elections, including the U.S. House and Senate races.

SALUTE TO THE FALLEN A tribute, by name, to each of the Hawai‘i-based troops who have been killed in the war in Iraq.


OAHU BEST OF THE BEST 2009 The Best of the Best Awards represent what readers of The Honolulu Advertiser have designated as top performers in each award category.

MOVIE SHOWTIMES Find out when and where the latest movies are showing in local theaters.

BEST RESTAURANTS Hawai‘i’s best restaurants, from five-star to okazuya, from reader participation and our experts. Includes The Advertiser’s Ilima Award winners.

FOOD VIDEOS An ever-growing collection of Advertiser Food Editor Wanda Adams’ expert advice on cooking.

GOLFING GUIDE A complete list of Hawai‘i golf courses, and interactive animations with tips to improve your game.

HISTORICAL HAWAI'I Search our one-of-a kind summary of 150 years of Hawaiian history through our annotated guide. Plus our collection of historical photos and daily diary of historical events.


Search for the latest school-by-school test scores in reading and math under the federal No Child Left Behind program. The federal law requires that schools show increasing proficiency each year until 2014, when 100 percent of students are expected to be proficient in core subjects.

Search for the latest school-by-school test scores in reading and math under the federal No Child Left Behind program. The federal law requires that schools show increasing proficiency each year until 2014, when 100 percent of students are expected to be proficient in core subjects.

STATE LIBRARIES SERVE MANY STATEWIDE In fiscal year 2006, the Hawaii State Public Library System served 773,212 and completed over 918,000 reference requests. Search by library name and find out such information as the number of patrons served and Internet sessions provided by each location.

UH SUGAR BOWL: WHO WENT ON THE STATE'S DIME? Search the list of more than 580 people who were part of the University of Hawai'i travel party to the Sugar Bowl that cost taxpayers an estimated $2 million.

SCHOOL OFFENSES The number and type of offenses reported by principal to the state Department of Education for the 2005-2007 school years.

LATEST POPULATION ESTIMATES Population estimates by race, Hispanic origin and age for all counties nationwide from the U.S. Census Bureau.

PUBLIC SCHOOL TEST SCORES 2007 School-by-school results of the 2007 Hawai'i State Assessment and TerraNova tests, released by the state Department of Education on August 15, 2007.

TSUNAMI EVACUATION ZONES The NOAA Pacific Services Center and state of Hawai'i have created a searchable database of tsunami hazard maps. Find out if you are located in a tsunami evacuation zone.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Searchable database of recent real estate transactions on Oahu.

FEDERAL FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT Forms and links to help you get information from your federal government.

HAWAI‘I OPEN MEETINGS AND INFORMATION LAWS How to get public records from state and county governments – and what to do when they refuse your requests.

SUNSHINE WEEK: THE REPORTS Our coverage of government secrecy includes stories, videos and lists of how and where to get information you have the right to access.

THE 2008 LEGISLATURE Your guide to contacting your elected officials. With district maps and our coverage of this year’s session.

PUBLIC DATABASES More than 50 government and private searchable databases on everything from aviation records to the Library of Congress.