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Idaho Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 404,097 total crimes reported in Idaho (34,058 of them violent). Of the 40,410 crimes that occur a year in Idaho, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Idaho every 13 minutes. This includes 305 murders, 5,094 rapes, and more than two hundred and ninety-five thousand thefts (including 23,540 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Idaho for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Idaho decreased by 11 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 12 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Idaho. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to thirty-eight thousand for Idaho in 2009.

Crime Trends in 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 states like 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

Idaho law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Idaho 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.