Thursday, July 1, 2010

2009 Crime in Idaho Report Released

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ISP Headquarters
700 S. Stratford
Meridian, ID 83642

Idaho State Police News Release
For Immediate Release - 07/01/10
For Information: Contact: Dawn Peck, Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) Manager
(208) 884-7136

2009 Crime In Idaho Report Released

The Idaho State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification released their annual "Crime in Idaho" report for 2009 today (7/1/10). 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.

Here are some of the highlights from the "Facts at a Glance" page and the changes from 2008:

Group "A" Offenses - Down - 2.0% from 2008

Crime Rate - 5301.1 per 100,000 inhabitants (based on Group "A" offenses)
Down - 3.6%

Violent Crime - 3,647 violent crime offenses reported.
Up - 6.9%

Crimes Against Persons - 19,307 reported crimes against persons.
Down - 1.8%

Officers Assaulted - In 2009, two Idaho law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty.
249 total assaults on Idaho law enforcement officers.
Down - 1.6%

Hate Crime - 35 reported hate crime incidents in Idaho for 2009.
Up - 16.7%

Crimes Against Society - 13,697 reported crimes against society.
Down - 0.6%

Property Crime - 48,832 reported crimes against property.
Down - 2.4%

The full report is available for public review on the Idaho State Police website at:

Or go to the ISP homepage at - and look for the "Crime Report" link under Other 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 would suggest contacting local jurisdictions for possible crime trend analysis. Dawn Peck, BCI Manager

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