SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 10 Safest Cities in Idaho for 2019. See if your city made the list.
The Gem State gets high marks for keeping crime low across the board. Both violent and property crime rates are lower than nationwide rates. Your chance of falling victim to violent crime in Idaho is 2.67 per 1,000 people, compared to 4.49 nationally. And the state’s property crime rate is 21.27 per 1,000, while the national rate is 27.11.
Although 90% of the cities on our list have populations below 35,000, there were none that reported zero violent crimes. Middleton had the lowest total number of violent crimes at seven, but due to population, Rexburg snagged the top spot even though it reported 11 total violent crimes.
Total property crimes ranged from 44 in Hailey, to 1,489 in Meridian. Hailey had the lowest number of property crimes and also reported zero counts of murder, rape, and robbery.
See how the rest of Idaho’s safest cities stack up in the full report, below.
60% of this year’s safest cities are repeats.
80% of the cities reported no murders in 2017.
90% of the cities had fewer than two violent crimes per 1,000.
Digital security is the most concerning safety issue in Idaho, according to our State of Safety report.
27% reported experiencing a digital security issue in the past year, which is three points higher than the national average.
Just 34% of respondents were worried about violent crime as their top concern, and only 1% reported a personal experience with violent crime in the past year (10% nationally).
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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How to Make a Safe Home Anywhere
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