Idaho State Police report reveals slight drop in overall crime rate during 2018

Crime in Idaho shows uptick in violent crimes
Posted at 8:54 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 10:54:53-04

BOISE, Ida. — Idaho's overall crime rate dropped slightly according to the latest Idaho State Police "Crime in Idaho" report. The report, released Tuesday, details the number and types of crimes tallied by local law enforcement agencies across the state.

Overall, the crime rate in 2018 dropped by nearly 2% compared to the previous year. Violent crime reports increased by nearly 2%, and property crime reports dropped by about 6.5%. Thirty-one murders were reported last year, with 17 arrests. The number is a drop by about 25%.

Hate crimes also decreased, with 26 hate crimes reported in 2018. That's a 49% decrease from the number of hate crimes reported in 2017.

In Ada County, crime dropped but stayed flat in Canyon County.