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Total crime 11%
Violent crime 9%
Property crime 11%
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 peoplePocatello/100k peopleIdaho/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,559n/a (estimate)2,7591,4432,489
Murder1n/a1.82.05.0
Rape30n/a53.145.342.6
Robbery9n/a15.98.781.6
Assault193n/a341.5167.9250.2
Violent crime233n/a (estimate)412224379
Burglary226n/a399.9219.7340.5
Theft1,012n/a1,790.7911.81,549.5
Vehicle theft88n/a155.787.9219.9
Property crime1,326n/a (estimate)2,3461,2202,110

Key findings

  • Pocatello crime rates are 11% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pocatello are 9% higher than the national average
  • In Pocatello you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Pocatello is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pocatello has decreased by 14%

Pocatello crime map

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The Pocatello crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Pocatello 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 Pocatello crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Pocatello (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Pocatello on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Idaho and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Pocatello (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Idaho, are 1.91 times more than the state average and 1.11 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Pocatello on a daily basis are 1.84 times more than than Idaho average and 1.09 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Pocatello are 1.92 times more than the daily state average and 1.11 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Pocatello (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Idaho and all other cities across the US, is Pocatello safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Pocatello is safer than 7% of other cities in the state of Idaho. In addition, Pocatello is safer than 25% 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 Pocatello. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Pocatello is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pocatello

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pocatello is 1 in 243
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pocatello is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Pocatello is 1 in 37
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Pocatello, Idaho? If you reside in Pocatello, then there is a 1 in 243 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 43. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 37 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Pocatello.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Pocatello, Idaho (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Pocatello has increased by 9%, the amount of property crime in Pocatello has decreased by 17%, and the total amount of crime in Pocatello has decreased by 14% year over year.

      Pocatello police department

      ItemPocatelloIdahoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1301,868558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.43.3
      There are a total of 130 Pocatello police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 3.3% less than the Idaho average and 27.5% 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
      Tyhee, ID1,06658316374
      Fort Hall, ID3,617144785929
      Inkom, ID8612681,4591,727
      Arbon Valley, ID6912811,5301,811
      Chubbuck, ID14,3262393,5703,809
      Pocatello, ID54,5924122,3462,759

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Greenwood, IN54,5641622,5552,718
      Mount Prospect, IL54,55254858911
      Normal, IL54,5342761,7011,978
      Dublin, CA54,5231621,9062,067
      Rosemead, CA54,5073211,7292,050
      Pocatello, ID54,5924122,3462,759
      Source: The Pocatello, 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.