Plagued by a spike in petty crime, Waikiki is fighting back.
It announced a new crime-fighting plan to ensure ‘visitors always feel comfortable,’ said Mayor Kirk Caldwell.
The wide-ranging plan will include the installation of dozens of new surveillance cameras which will be paid for by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
Bike patrols will be increased and it will enforce a late night curfew for unaccompanied children under the age of 16.
Waikiki may also impose a moratorium on late-night cabaret liquor licenses.
It will also remove benches and walls where ‘bad elements’ are known to congregate at night.
There has been a spate of robberies where visiting tourists seem to have been targeted close to hotels.
“Waikiki is one of the safest visitor destinations in the entire world, and we want to make sure our visitors always feel comfortable in this very special place,” Caldwell said.