KAUA’I AND HAWAI’I BY THE NUMBERS
. The total value of theft and vandalism losses from, as well as security costs for, Hawai’i farms is estimated at $11.4 million, or 9 percent of 2004 Hawai’i net farm income, according to the state Department of Agriculture (DOA). The total volume of the same losses on Kaua’i for 2004 was $1.1 million. Kaua’i had 186 crop thefts, 30 livestock thefts and 44 machinery thefts in 2004, according to the DOA. Kaua’i had 79 incidents of agricultural vandalism last year, including 18 involving livestock.
.August visitor arrivals to Kaua’i were up more than 5.3 percent compared to 2004, according to information provided the Poipu Beach Resort Association. The domestic market showed a 7.9 percent increase at 92,802 arrivals. Kaua’i cruise ship visitors increased by nearly 42 percent over the same time a year ago.