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Total crime 25%
Violent crime 26%
Property crime 25%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBoise/100k peopleIdaho/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,302n/a (estimate)1,8601,4432,489
Murder4n/a1.72.05.0
Rape164n/a70.945.342.6
Robbery44n/a19.08.781.6
Assault437n/a188.9167.9250.2
Violent crime649n/a (estimate)281224379
Burglary470n/a203.2219.7340.5
Theft2,952n/a1,276.2911.81,549.5
Vehicle theft231n/a99.987.9219.9
Property crime3,653n/a (estimate)1,5791,2202,110

Key findings

  • Boise crime rates are 25% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Boise are 26% lower than the national average
  • In Boise you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Boise is safer than 42% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Boise has decreased by 19%

Boise crime map

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The Boise crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Boise as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Boise crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Boise (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Boise, per 100,000 residents. In Boise, the total number of daily crimes is 1.29 times more than the Idaho average and 1.34 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Boise are 1.25 times more than the Idaho average and 1.35 times less than the national average. For property crime, Boise has a daily crime rate that is 1.29 times more than the Idaho average and 1.34 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Boise (higher is better)

      How safe is Boise, Idaho compared to other cities in Idaho and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Boise is safer than 34% of the cities in Idaho and 42% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Idaho and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Boise. Overall, Boise is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Boise

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Boise is 1 in 357
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Boise is 1 in 64
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Boise is 1 in 54
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Boise, Idaho? If you reside in Boise, then there is a 1 in 357 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 64. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 54 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Boise.

      Year Over Year Crime In Boise (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Boise, ID is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Boise has increased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Boise has decreased by 22% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Boise has decreased by 19% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Boise police department

      ItemBoiseIdahoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3631,868558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.43.3
      There are a total of 363 Boise police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.6% less than the Idaho average and 47.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Idaho

      StateTotal offendersIdaho /100KNational /100K
      Idaho4,932333266
      There are a total of 4,932 sex offenders in Idaho. This yields a total of 333 sex offenders in Idaho per 100,000 residents which is 25% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hidden Springs, ID2,47435191227
      Robie Creek, ID1,57044242286
      Eagle, ID22,71194512606
      Star, ID7,255154839994
      Meridian, ID88,2471591,0681,228
      Kuna, ID17,0152661,4491,715
      Garden City, ID11,4234402,2272,668
      Boise, ID218,6772811,5791,860

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Richmond, VA216,7734633,4993,962
      San Bernardino, CA214,5811,3194,1905,509
      Des Moines, IA212,8597124,0914,803
      Birmingham, AL212,4241,9126,3148,226
      Spokane, WA212,0786905,9196,609
      Boise, ID218,6772811,5791,860
      Source: The Boise, ID crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.