Credit: Markus Spiske via Unsplash
Credit: Markus Spiske via Unsplash

Boise has changed a lot over the past decade, including its ability to feel safe. Now, as the population increases in any city, it’s typical to see crime rates also increase. It’s unfortunate but typical. 


So, let’s take a look at some instances within the last year that have brought Boise’s safety factor into question:


Mass arrests


Boise Police Arrest 11 in Secret Operation

Here in the Treasure Valley, we aren't used to seeing large groups of arrests or frankly, any serious crimes. On Tuesday, September 21st, however, the Boise Police Department hauled in 11 arrests in one successful "sting" operation.


Unsolved Crimes


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!


Idaho Crime Stories Making National News

5 Twisted Idaho True Crime Stories That Made National TV


Boise Town Square Mall Shooting

Boise Reacts to Mall Shooting

An unheard of incident for Boise, Idaho took place at the Towne Square Mall on the afternoon of October 25th.


Not to mention, the haunted hot spots in the area

The 15 Most Haunted Places In The Treasure Valley

The Boise area is full of ghosts! These are the 15 places that you are most likely going to have a run-in with the paranormal.


Now, we all know Idaho is considerably safer than most states, but these recent activities have brought Boise’s (and Idaho’s) safety meter way down.


But, don’t fret! We did compile a list of the safest towns in Idaho, in case you were debating a move.


The Safest Towns in Idaho in 2021

SafeWise is back with their 2021 Safest Cities reports. How did the Treasure Valley stack up when it came to the rankings that accounted for population, income, violent crime and property crime rates? Here's a look at the Top 10 safest cities and where our area ranked in the entire study.


25 True Crime Locations: What Do They Look Like Today?

Below, find out where 25 of the most infamous crimes in history took place — and what the locations are used for today. (If they've been left standing.)

5 Winter Laws, Rules and Etiquette That Everyone in Boise Needs to Know

When the temperatures drop and snow starts to fall, these are things that everyone living in Boise should know.

10 Reasons Not to Retire in Idaho

From high property taxes to bears in the cities, ten reasons why Idaho is not the place to spend your golden years.

15 Things Boise Absolutely Does NOT Need More Of

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