I support fully funding our public safety officials with the resources they need to ensure our safety. In 2006, for the third consecutive year overall crime in Honolulu has gone down, latest figures show a 3.6% reduction in 2005. Unlike other U. S. metropolitan areas, officials here credit family and community for helping to keep figures low. We need to end violent crime. Property crime is the most likely crime experienced by our residents and greater efforts must be made to discourage it.