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Ada County, Idaho Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Ada County, Idaho. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Ada County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Ada County, Idaho, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 101,446 total crimes reported in Ada County, Idaho (8,321 of them violent). Of the 10,145 crimes that occur a year in Ada County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Ada County, Idaho every 51 minutes. This includes 48 murders, 1,261 rapes, and nearly seventy-six thousand thefts (including 5,443 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Ada County, Idaho for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Ada County increased by 9 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 37 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Ada County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to ten thousand for Ada County, Idaho in 2009.

Crime Trends in Ada County, Idaho (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Ada County, Idaho (1999-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Ada County, Idaho law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Ada County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.