Message from Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee

November 2, 2021

Message from Chief Ryan Lee

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Crimes in Boise

Boise Violent and Property Crimes

This section contains a table displaying Boise Violent and Property Crimes rates per 1,000 citizens from 1992 to 2020 and also a line chart illustrating the steady low rate of violent crime and downward trend of property crime rate.

YearViolent Crime Rate Per 1,000 CitizensProperty Crime Rate per 1,000 Citizens
19923.9751.19
19934.8551.53
19943.4354.93
19954.1753.83
19963.1151.78
19973.2145.22
19983.4347.84
19992.8942.4
20003.9540.83
20013.3342.54
20023.4941.31
20033.2342.17
20043.7337.11
20053.5736.41
20063.6731.77
20072.7529.35
20082.5727.89
20092.4927.24
20102.4327.99
20112.326.85
20122.6726.55
20132.4523.12
20142.6222.16
20152.6724.26
20162.724.18
20172.5425.85
20182.3221.17
20192.3316.68
20202.4916.84


Boise Violent Crimes

This table displays Boise Violent Crimes total count for Quarters 1 through 3 for each year beginning at 2017 through 2021. A line and bar chart is also present illustrating the downward trend of total Violent Crimes in Boise.

Crimes numbers shown in this chart include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft, vehicle theft and arson. This chart shows numbers for the first three quarters of each year including 2021. These are total charges, not adjusted for population or population rate. This trend shows that crime reports are going down even though we know our population numbers are going up.

YearViolent Crimes
2017 Q1-Q34806
2018 Q1-Q34033
2019 Q1-Q33349
2020 Q1-Q33361
2021 Q1-Q32495


Top Calls for Service

Top 10 Public Initiated calls 2021 Quarter 2

Welfare Check

2831

Citizen Assist

2289

Welfare Check 911 Hang up

1542

Commercial Burglary Alarm

1149

Problem with a subject

1070

Domestic Dispute

1019

Suspicious Vehicle

983

Crash-non injury

979

Theft report

948

Supplemental Information

792

Crime Rates from Comparable Cities

In the tables below you can see crime rates from comparable cities. Note the total rate in Boise is down below 20 while it’s higher in other cities.



Boise Total Crime Index Rate

This table displays Boise's Total Crime Index Rate per 1,000 citizens from 1992 to 2020. A line and bar chart is also present illustrating the crime index rate per year and a downward trend.

YearTotal Crime Index
199255.16
199356.38
199458.36
199558.00
199654.89
199748.43
199851.27
199945.29
200044.78
200145.87
200244.80
200345.40
200440.84
200539.98
200635.44
200732.10
200830.46
200929.73
201030.42
201129.15
201229.22
201325.57
201424.78
201526.93
201626.88
201728.39
201823.49
201919.01
202019.33


Reno, NV Total Crime Index Rate

This table displays the total crime index rate per 1,000 citizens of peer cities: Reno, NV, Line and bar charts for each city are also present, beginning at the end of the third table. Tables are left aligned.

Reno, NV
YearTC per 1000
200054
200158
200259
200364
200458
200561
200659
200751
200852
200947
201039
201134
201238
201336
201434
201537
201640
201738
201831
201927


Salt Lake City, UT Total Index Crime Rate

This table displays the total crime index rate per 1,000 citizens of peer cities: Salt Lake City, UT. Line and bar charts for each city are also present, beginning at the end of the third table. Tables are left aligned.

Salt Lake City, UT
YearTC per 1000
200094
200189
2002101
200398
200497
200593
200665
200794
200898
200988
201085
201174
201282
201379
201492
2015102
201695
201789
201869
201964


Spokane, WA Total Index Crime Rate

This table displays the total crime index rate per 1,000 citizens of peer cities: Spokane, WA. Line and bar charts for each city are also present, beginning at the end of the third table. Tables are left aligned.

Spokane, WA
YearTC per 1000
200086
200186
200279
200386
200496
200567
200692
200764
200862
200972
201080
201177
201294
2013100
201491
201581
201683
201779
201879
201966

Violent Crime Rate per 1,000 Citizens

This section contains four tables displaying the violent crime rate per 1,000 citizens for the years 2000 through 2019 for Boise, ID, and peer cities Reno, NV, Salt Lake City, UT, and Spokane, WA. Line and bar charts for each city are also present, beginning at the end of the fourth table. Tables are left aligned.



Boise Violent Crime Rate Per 1,000 Citizens

Boise, ID
YearVC per 1000
20003.75
20013.35
20023.53
20033.27
20043.84
20053.84
20063.89
20073.25
20082.70
20092.61
20102.62
20112.45
20122.68
20132.80
20142.96
20153.09
20162.98
20172.79
20182.77
20192.81


Reno, NV Violent Crime Rate Per 1,000 Citizens

Reno, NV
YearVC per 1000
20004.87
20016.39
20027.56
20036.40
20047.33
20057.41
20067.03
20077.06
20087.01
20096.66
20105.26
20114.88
20125.17
20134.96
20144.88
20155.92
20167.02
20176.74
20186.48
20195.58


Salt Lake City, UT Violent Crime Rate Per 1,000 Citizens

Salt Lake City, UT
YearVC per 1000
20007.25
20016.31
20026.54
20037.03
20047.27
20056.95
20065.98
20078.40
20087.87
20097.06
20107.25
20116.38
20126.75
20137.75
20147.52
20158.55
20169.36
20178.79
20187.30
20197.12


Spokane, WA Violent Crime Rate Per 1,000 Citizens

Spokane, WA
YearVC per 1000
20006.54
20017.09
20026.46
20035.85
20046.07
20055.62
20068.12
20076.67
20086.71
20096.26
20106.25
20116.15
20126.45
20136.87
20145.48
20155.22
20165.98
20176.27
20187.98
20196.90

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