Boise, ID
Crime Rates




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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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

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 26 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 39. 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 340. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Boise's rate for property crime is 23 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 43.

Boise Crime Data

 

Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Boise Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

657

5,134

5,791

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.94

23.01

25.95

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Boise 2.94
Idaho 2.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 340

in Boise

1 in 434

in Idaho

Boise VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 223,154
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 143 51 457
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.64 0.23 2.05

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Boise 23.01
Idaho 17.44

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Boise

1 in 57

in Idaho

Boise Property CRIMES

Population: 223,154
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 732 4,066 336
Rate per 1,000 3.28 18.22 1.51

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Boise Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Boise 72
Idaho 26