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Old 06-10-2008, 12:56 PM
 
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Default How bad is the drug problem in Boise, ID

How bad is the drug problem in Boise, ID? Is the drug better the same as it is in the other Northwestern cities of similar size like Spokane and Tacoma or is it better or worse?
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:37 PM
 
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I don't think it's bad, but you do consistently hear reports of meth labs that are busted, cocaine and marijuana operations/trafficking, usually a report or so a week. Do a search on the local paper (the Idaho Statesman) or any of the TV station's websites.

You don't necessarily see or notice it here, like you do in other places. I think alcohol abuse - DUI's, drunk driving, domestic battery type offenses are more worrisome.
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:41 AM
 
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I don't think it's that much of a problem. I never have to make more than 3 calls to score.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:22 AM
 
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You can go to the Boise Police website to get reports on drug abuse instead of people guessing here. Over all, crime in Boise is down 37%; I posted an article on the topic a while back.

When you look at this chart most offenses were down for the year 2007 over 2006. I suppose anyone could find drugs in any city if they know where to look. I've been here for 5+ years and I've never been approached to buy drugs; wouldn't have any idea where to go to get them. Best thing to do is compare this chart to the other cities you're considering to see how they match up if that's a concern for you. Hope this helps.

http://www.cityofboise.org/Departmen...n1998-2007.pdf
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Boise / Eagle, Idaho
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Cool joking about drugs

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Originally Posted by aggiewalk View Post
I don't think it's that much of a problem. I never have to make more than 3 calls to score.
funny

shocking

but funny

Assuming you're kidding
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:56 PM
 
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You can go to the Boise Police website to get reports on drug abuse instead of people guessing here. Over all, crime in Boise is down 37%; I posted an article on the topic a while back.

When you look at this chart most offenses were down for the year 2007 over 2006. I suppose anyone could find drugs in any city if they know where to look. I've been here for 5+ years and I've never been approached to buy drugs; wouldn't have any idea where to go to get them. Best thing to do is compare this chart to the other cities you're considering to see how they match up if that's a concern for you. Hope this helps.

www.cityofboise.org/Departments/Police/CrimeStatsAndMaps/BoiseNarcoticsCaseComparison1998-2007.pdf
But up every year since 2001.

Here are the totals. They don't mean much to me because they're just raw numbers, and I don't have much of a basis of comparison (to other cities of similar population). But anyway...

DRUG COMPARISON: 1998 - 2007 (Total Number of Offenses)

1998: 1755
1999: 1782
2000: 1811
2001: 1755
2002: 1761
2003: 1894
2004: 2105
2005: 2144
2006: 2438
2007: 2099
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Boise-Metro, ID
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That's most likely due to the population boom, pretty much a given in any area that has a population increase.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:24 PM
 
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That's most likely due to the population boom, pretty much a given in any area that has a population increase.
Yup, which is why a rate is much more useful.

At any rate, I don't think crime in Boise is anything to worry about...potential criminals have to worry about getting shot by the police, however.

Yikes.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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funny

Assuming you're kidding
He's not.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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Yup, which is why a rate is much more useful.

At any rate, I don't think crime in Boise is anything to worry about...potential criminals have to worry about getting shot by the police, however.

Yikes.
and that is a good thing....fear keeps the scum in serious check. Good honest folks never have to worry.

As for the crime stats, dig deep enough and you will find the vast majority are for influence and simple possession....not big sales and lab cases.

Unfortunately drugs are everywhere, just stay involved and immediately report any and all illegal activity you see. One more thing, don't buy the big "medical marijuana" scam cathing on in other states or you will see your beautiful state go down the drain with the rest of them.
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