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IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
Public Information Officer
Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
Fax (208) 884-7087
For Immediate Release: 07/2/13 at 1:00 p.m.
MERIDIAN - The Idaho State Police's Bureau of Criminal Identification has released their annual "Crime in Idaho" report for 2012. The report is a synopsis of statewide crime statistics gathered from law enforcement agencies across Idaho and includes such things as the Statewide Crime Profile, Crimes against Persons, Property, Society, the Arrest Profile, Hate Crime in Idaho, Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted, crimes categorized by jurisdiction and many other statistics.
Highlights from the "Facts at a Glance" page and the changes from those categories in 2011 include:
Crimes Against Persons, Crimes Against Property and Crimes Against Society, which are categorized as Group "A" Offenses have, overall, decreased 1.5%.
The Crime Rate in Idaho is 5,086.8 per 100,000 inhabitants. This statistic is based on Group "A" offenses and has also decreased 1.5%.
The number of violent crimes has increased 5.2% from 2011 with 3,242 violent crime offenses reported to law enforcement.
Crimes Against Persons were down 1.3% with 17,523 reported crimes against persons.
In 2012, there were not any Idaho law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Additionally, the number of assaults against law enforcement officers was down .8% from 2011, with a total of 240 assaults on officers.
Hate crimes were down by 7.7% with 36 reported hate crimes.
Crimes Against Society were up 2.0% from last year with 16,178 crimes reported and Crimes Against Property were down 2.7% with 47,446 reported crimes.
The following details the types of crimes reported in each category:
Crimes Against Persons
Sexual Assault w/Object
Crimes Against Property
Burglary/Breaking & Entering
Motor Vehicle Theft
Destruction of Property
Stolen Property Offenses
Crimes Against Society
Weapons Law Violations
*Specific offenses exist within the crime category. Refer to crime category section in "Crime in Idaho" for additional information.
The full report is available for public review on the Idaho State Police website at www.isp.idaho.gov and look for the "Crime Statistics" under Quick Links.
While we can assist you in reviewing the information contained in the report, we are not able to provide causative interpretation as to why crime may be up or down in certain areas. We suggest contacting local jurisdictions for possible crime trend analysis.