The City of Boise today released new 2018 statistics showing nearly 25 years of steady decline in the city’s overall crime rate.
The Boise Police Department’s most recent crime report for Boise shows overall crime rates at their lowest point since the department started keeping consistent statistical crime data in 1992. Today’s overall crime rate is down 61 percent from its historic high in 1994, driven in large part by a 63 percent drop in property crimes.
“The foundation of Boise’s success and high livability is the fact that Boise has become one of our country’s safest communities,” said Boise Mayor David Bieter during a press conference at Boise’s Fairmont Park. “These numbers are no mistake, but instead are the result of our deliberate strategic focus on community policing and creating a culture of resident engagement among our officers. The result is that our community is growing and thriving, but crime is not.”