Idaho State Police crime report shows 2% increase

Posted at 5:17 PM, Sep 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-04 19:17:31-04

Idaho State Police's latest crime report shows a 2% increase in crimes since last year. 

The report breaks it down by offense, like robbery, assault, and arson. A category you won't see on it is human trafficking.

There's no way to streamline the identification of human trafficking by police in Idaho yet, and the police department says they can't do so until there's more specific human trafficking laws in place. 

Some of the highest crime increases on the report were in drug offenses and assaults. Idaho anti-trafficking coalition says that trafficking is often attached to other crimes, like drug offenses. 

"Right now though you'll see it's a national epidemic, that typically they default to other laws, other criminal activity. They're not necessarily convicted of trafficking." 

The Idaho State Police Department says a 2% increase isn't historically high and there are areas that improves such as property crimes.