Friday, July 1, 2016

Idaho State Police Release "Crime In Idaho 2015" Report

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Teresa Baker
Public Information Officer
Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 884-7122
Fax (208) 884-7087

For Immediate Release: 07/1/16 at 1:30 p.m.

The Idaho State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification released their annual "Crime In Idaho" report for 2015 today, July 1, 2016. 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 from 2014 include:

Crimes Against Persons, Crimes Against Property, Crimes Against Society are classified as Group "A" Offenses, have increased 2.7% from 2014.

The crime rate in Idaho is 4,711.5 per 100,000 inhabitants. This statistic is based on Group "A" Offenses and has increased 1.3% from 2014.

The number of Violent Crimes has increased 6.3% from 2014 with 3,379 violent crime offenses reported to law enforcement.

Crimes Against Persons were up 1.4% with 17,239 reported crimes. Twenty and seven percent (25.5%) of victims of violent crimes were under 18 years of age and 57.6% were committed against females. The most frequent month of crime occurrence was August and the least frequent was December.

In 2015, there was one law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Idaho. Additionally, the number of assaults against law enforcement officers was up 15% from 2014, with a total of 329 assaults on officers.

Hate Crimes were down 15.4% from 2014 with 22 reported hate crimes.

Crimes Against Society increased by 9.8% from last year with 19,880 crimes reported. Drug/Narcotic Violations and Drug Equipment Violations accounted for 49.4% of Crimes Against Society.

Crimes Against Property increased by 0.3% with 43,615 reported crimes.

The following are the types of crimes as reported in each category:

Crimes Against Persons
Negligent Manslaughter
Forcible Rape
Forcible Sodomy
Sexual Assault w/Object
Forcible Fondling
Aggravated Assault
Simple Assault
Statutory Rape

Crimes Against Property
Burglary/Breaking & Entering
Larceny/Theft Offenses*
Motor Vehicle Theft
Destruction of Property
Fraud Offenses*
Stolen Property Offenses

Crimes Against Society
Drug Equipment
Gambling Offenses*
Prostitution Offenses*
Weapons Law Violations

*Specific offenses exist within the crime category. Refer to crime category section in "Crime In Idaho 2015" for additional information.

The full report is available for review or download on the Idaho State Police website at Look for the "Crime Statistics" under Quick Links.

While Idaho State Police can assist you in reviewing the information contained in the report, we are not able to provide causative interpretation as to why crime may have increased or decreased in certain categories or areas of the state. We suggest contacting local jurisdictions for possible crime trend analysis.