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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCaldwell/100k peopleIdaho/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,172n/a (estimate)1,7511,1682,324
Violent crime297n/a (estimate)444241370
Vehicle theft139n/a207.691.2282.7
Property crime875n/a (estimate)1,3079271,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Caldwell, ID

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Caldwell is 24.7% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 297 violent crimes reported in Caldwell, equivalent to 444 per 100,000 residents, which is higher than the national average by 20%. Additionally, Caldwell recorded 875 property crimes, amounting to 1307 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 33.1%.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Caldwell?

AreaVibes surveyed 69 local residents in Caldwell to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 28% of people answered that there was very little crime in Caldwell and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 72% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Caldwell a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Caldwell, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Caldwell presents a total crime rate that is 25% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Caldwell experiences an average of 3.21 daily crimes, comprising 0.81 violent incidents and 2.4 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Caldwell Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Caldwell. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Caldwell has decreased by 2.3%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 46.3%, while property crime has decreased by 12.2%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Caldwell.

Potential Causes for Crime in Caldwell

In Caldwell, 73.4% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of any city can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Caldwell, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 1.59, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Caldwell, the average monthly rent stands at $910, while the national average is $949 per month.

Caldwell crime map

The Caldwell crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Caldwell as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Caldwell crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Caldwell crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Caldwell crime rates are 25% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Caldwell are 20% higher than the national average
      • In Caldwell you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Caldwell is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Caldwell has decreased by 15%

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        Daily Crime In Caldwell (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Caldwell, Idaho is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Caldwell are 1.50 times more than the Idaho average and 1.33 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Caldwell are 1.84 times more than than Idaho and 1.20 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Caldwell are 1.41 times more than than Idaho and 1.50 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Caldwell (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in Idaho and all other cities across the US, is Caldwell safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Caldwell is safer than 12% of other cities in the state of Idaho. In addition, Caldwell is safer than 29% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Idaho and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Caldwell. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Caldwell is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Caldwell

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Caldwell is 1 in 226
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Caldwell is 1 in 77
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Caldwell is 1 in 58
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Caldwell, Idaho? If you reside in Caldwell, then there is a 1 in 226 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 77. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 58 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Caldwell.

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

        A good indicator of whether Caldwell is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Caldwell has increased by 27%, while the property crime rate in Caldwell has decreased by 24% year over year. The number of total crimes in Caldwell has decreased by 15% year over year.

        Caldwell police department

        Item Caldwell Idaho National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)751,868558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.62.43.3
        There are a total of 75 Caldwell police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 34.8% less than the Idaho average and 51.2% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Idaho

        State Total offenders Idaho /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Greenleaf, ID1,123113434547
        Marsing, ID1,379123472594
        Parma, ID1,990132507638
        Meridian, ID107,787140631771
        Star, ID9,819166638804
        Middleton, ID8,0052317751,005
        Kuna, ID20,9852861,1011,387
        Caldwell, ID56,7344441,3071,751

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Shoreline, WA56,8352732,8513,124
        Grand Forks, ND56,5882932,9873,280
        Palm Beach Gardens, FL56,979119720839
        Arcadia, CA57,0532603,0503,310
        Euless, TX56,3342922,2302,522
        Caldwell, ID56,7344441,3071,751
        Source: The Caldwell, ID crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.