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Old 03-27-2008, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Saint Johns County, FL
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In your opinion, has the crime rate increased in Boise within the last 2 to 3 years? I've been away since May 2005 and I'm thinking of returning to the area. Just wondering if I should expect the same level of activity as before, or if things have changed significantly to make Boise now just like every place else on earth. Your thoughts?
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Boise,Idaho
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not that i've notice most crime in ada county are petty although sometimes crap from canyon county spills over, although BPD coverage is good sometimes too good damn public intoxication tickets
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Sandpoint, ID
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Looking at the state reporting through 2006 (2007 stats are not yet compiled), here are some numbers ("A" crimes are felonies like murder, rape, robbery, etc)

ADA COUNTY
2002: +2.5%
2003: -3.1%
2004: -7.0%
2005: -3.3%
2006: -2.4%

So the decreasing trend is tapering off, I would forecast either little change for 2007, or maybe up slightly.

CANYON COUNTY
2002: +7.2%
2003: -8.1%
2004: -0.9%
2005: -4.9%
2006: -3.9%

Will probably still trend down lower.

BOISE PD:
2002: +1.2%
2003: +1.8%
2004: -5.8%
2005: +0.3%
2006: +0.6%

Will probably trend up, but such a small margin that it could go either way. We looked at anything under 1% as reporting anomalies, but if their reporting is very good/consistent, it's trending up slightly.

CALDWELL PD:
2002: +9.4%
2003: -9.6%
2004: -4.2%
2005: -4.6%
2006: -7.6%

A very solid downward trend.

MERIDIAN PD:
2002: +0.6%
2003: -1.6%
2004: +3.1%
2005: -2.3%
2006: -9.7%

hard to sustain a 7-10% rate for more than a year, so it will probably taper off a bit but still trend down.

NAMPA PD:
2002: +9%
2003: -13.4%
2004: -0.8%
2005: -7.9%
2006: -5.2%

Should still trend down.
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Boise-Metro, ID
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This was just posted recently on the forum.

//www.city-data.com/forum/boise...rime-rate.html


Try this link instead, for some reason the original link in the article above no longer works.

Boise's crime rate has fallen 37 percent in the last 10 years | News Updates | Idaho Statesman (http://www.idahostatesman.com/newsupdates/story/307429.html - broken link)
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