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Boise, ID crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Boise is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 16 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Boise is 1 in 62. Based on FBI crime data, Boise is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Idaho, Boise has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Boise has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Boise is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Boise does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Boise.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Boise occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Boise; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 345. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Boise's rate for property crime is 13 per one thousand population. This makes Boise a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Boise is one in 76.

Boise Crime Data

 

Crime Index

30

(100 is safest)


Safer than 30% of U.S. Cities

Boise Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

689

3,116

3,805

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.90

13.12

16.02

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.9
2.49
National Median: 4
    Boise
    Idaho

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 345

in Boise

1 in 401

in Idaho

Boise VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 237,446
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 208 59 418
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.88 0.25 1.76

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
13.12
10.45
National Median: 19
    Boise
    Idaho

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 76

in Boise

1 in 96

in Idaho

Boise Property CRIMES

Population: 237,446
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 350 2,506 260
Rate per 1,000 1.47 10.55 1.09

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Boise Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
48
19
National Median: 26.8
    Boise
    Idaho