When you think of Boise, you think of beautiful mountain ranges, picturesque neighborhoods, and lots of outdoor activities for everyone. As you’re deciding on Boise real estate and preparing to move into your new Boise home, you’re probably looking forward to all that Boise has to offer. But did you know that, in addition to all its other favorable attributes, Boise’s already low crime rate is decreasing?
Boise’s crime rate dropped 8% in 2007, and additionally has dropped 37% over the past decade. Chief Masterson of the Boise Police Department credits the crime decline to cooperative efforts by citizens and officers.
Chief Masterson also reported the number of burglaries in the city is as low as it's been in more than 30 years (since 1975). Nearly all categories of major violent crimes, when adjusted for the city's population growth, have dropped significantly in the past decade, with an even larger drop over the past five years.
Specifically, there was a 20% decrease in the top eight crimes, including murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft, vehicle theft, and arson. The overall crime rate index decreased a total of 37%, including Top Eight crimes and many more Group A and Group B crimes.
As far as domestic violence is concerned, Chief Masterson explained to the Boise City Council that the Boise Police Department is working closely with partners including the Boise City Attorney's Office, FACES, and the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence to review domestic violence criminal procedures and make any possible process improvements.
Boise Police and their partners against domestic violence also continue to make every effort to educate citizens who may be in abusive relationships that there are a number of community resources available to assist them.
So, as you can see, not only is Boise a beautiful, peaceful place to live, it’s also a safe place. Safety is the probably the most important thing you look for when choosing real estate, so settle into your new Boise home with confidence that you will be taking up residence in one of the safest, well-protected cities in the US. Get ready to experience both comfort and security in your new house, in glorious Idaho!Kevin Hughes