Boise’s overall crime rate is down

Boise Police said overall crime was down 9 percent in the growing capital city due in part to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The department said the overall decline over the last few decades is also related to BPD’s growing community policing efforts.

CBS2 reports the Boise Police Department released its annual report to the community on Thursday.

The department responded to 151,897 calls for service, that is 1,061 less than in 2019.

The most requested call for assistance was for welfare checks.

BPD also reports violent crime increased 2 percent; identity theft increased 200 percent; officers worked 1,800 hours on protests in Boise; and over 21,000 traffic citations were handed out.

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