Idaho is pretty well known for a few things. Terrible potato jokes. Larry Gebert's mustache. Boise State's blue turf. Oh, and having a low crime rate, including her capital of Boise.

For the statistical nerds, Boise is rated as safer than 31% of American cities. Don't let that number scare you. Compared to other cities that are the same size or larger, Boise fares extremely well as far as crime per capita is concerned.

So why even bother researching what areas are safer than others? Even though Boise's crime rate is easily respectable, you'll want to be up to date on what areas are the safest.

A Boise YouTuber by the name of Greg Langhaim dove deeper and in about twelve minutes can fill you in on which Boise areas you should, and shouldn't gravitate towards.

 

 

If you're only here to find out which areas in Boise are the safest, let's jump right into that.

#1 - Greenwood Circle / Montevista Ave

#2 - Barber

#3 - South Five Mile Road / Highlander Road

There ya go.

 

Still curious about the nitty-gritty concerning crime in Boise? You can get much more specific information from the City Of Boise's website here.

If you're newer to Idaho, and these numbers are putting you off, it's worth mentioning again that overall, Boise is a very safe place to live, and a great place to live.

That being said, there's a few more things you should be aware of before you decide to dive in headfirst and move to the City of Trees:

Six Reasons NO ONE Should Be Moving To Boise Right Now

Thinking about moving to the Treasure Valley? Think again.

These 20 Crimes Are Still Unsolved in Boise

Can you identify anyone in these photos or surveillance videos? The Boise Police Department is hoping that you can give them a tip leading to more information! Who would have thought that the City of Boise would have so many unsolved crimes!

Investigation Discovery To Feature Meridian Murder

A murder in the Treasure Valley? We sure don't hear about that often. You may recall this crime, however, as nothing like it goes on around our town. A Meridian man shot dead in a Walgreens parking lot--because his wife was having an affair with her boss. She was in the parking lot and the only witness.