Idaho Falls Saw Increase In Violent Crime In 2015

Jul 11, 2016

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Idaho Falls saw an increase in violent crimes in 2015, but state data shows criminal offenses are still below statistics from 10 years ago.

The Post Register reports that according to data from the 2015 Crime in Idaho report, the Idaho Falls Police Department received a total of 3,900 reports in 2015, which is a 6.4 percent increase from the previous year.

In 2005, reported offenses totaled 4,866, according to past reports.

Of the 2015 crimes, violent crimes such as murder, negligent manslaughter, robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault all rose in 2015.

Police Chief Mark McBride says it's too soon to call the increase a trend, but did say that calls where multiple officers responded increased from 25 percent to 28 percent over the past three years.