Pocatello, ID
Crime Rates

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Pocatello, 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 Pocatello is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 Pocatello is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Pocatello is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Idaho, Pocatello has a crime rate that is higher than 94% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Pocatello to other communities of similar population, then Pocatello crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Pocatello does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Pocatello 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 Pocatello.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Pocatello 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 Pocatello; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 264. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Pocatello's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Pocatello 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 Pocatello is one in 34.

Pocatello Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Pocatello Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Pocatello 3.78
Idaho 2.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 264

in Pocatello

1 in 434

in Idaho


Population: 54,746
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 18 14 173
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.33 0.26 3.16


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)

Pocatello 29.77
Idaho 17.44

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Pocatello

1 in 57

in Idaho

Pocatello Property CRIMES

Population: 54,746
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 316 1,184 130
Rate per 1,000 5.77 21.63 2.37

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

Pocatello Crimes Per Square Mile

Pocatello 57
Idaho 26