Crime Rate Drops in Idaho

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Updated: 7/01 6:58 pm
New numbers out today from Idaho State Police are giving us a little insight into crime in the Gem State over the past year.

From 2012 to 2013 the crime rate has fallen by a little over two percent in Idaho according to ISP’s 2013 Crime in Idaho Report

Statewide for last year, Idaho’s rate stood at 4973.6 offenses per 100,000 residents, down from close to 5,100 in 2012. 2013 also has the lowest crime rate of the past five years.

Focusing in on East Idaho at the county level, Bannock County was above the state average with over 6,600 offenses per 100,000. Bonneville is higher than the state with over 5,400 offenses per 100,000. Bingham though, is under the state average with 4,834.5 offenses per 100,000.

Digging deeper at the county numbers, offenses were up just over a percent in Bannock, down over 3.5 percent in Bonneville, and Bingham was down over 6 percent from 2012. Arrests meanwhile, were down .1 percent in Bannock, down almost 2.5 percent in Bonneville, and they fell by more than 6.5 percent in Bingham.

Total arrests for the state were also down to a five year low at a little over 62,900.

If you’d like to have a look at numbers from ISP yourself and see how your community stacks up, you can view the report here.

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