Browse Idaho Police Arrest Records Directory

Idaho has been keeping criminal records online since 1995, and they are available for public searches. They keep the records updated hourly. If you have suspicions about someone, you can check their criminal history right now with a free search here on policearrests.com.

Arrest Records and Warrants in Idaho

Arrest records in Idaho are very easy to come by with a simple search. All you need is the person’s name, and you can view their arrest record and any outstanding warrants. Idaho believes firmly in the right of access to public records for their citizens.

Performing a Background Check

Even in small rural areas like parts of the midwest, crime can be an issue. It’s always best to be safe and check out anyone you don’t know well. You can perform a background check quickly and efficiently and find out if someone is a sex offender, racked up too many DUIs, been convicted of any misdemeanors or even more violent felony crimes. Before hiring that next employee or trusting someone to watch your house or kids, run a background check to know for sure who they are.

Idaho Criminal Records Search

Local, county and state law enforcement all contribute to keeping the criminal records database updated in Idaho. With a simple name search, you can see someone’s entire criminal history including driving violations, misdemeanors, sex offenses, felonies and any open warrants.

Prison and Inmate Records

Idaho’s Department of Corrections maintains the database of all people incarcerated in jails and prisons in Idaho. You can search for them with just a name, but it is helpful to have their IDOC number to narrow things down. These records will show you the offender’s name, status, date of birth, age, offense, sentencing county, if they have been released or paroled and their supervisory agent or officer.

Idaho Crime Rate

Total reported incidents in Idaho in 2016 increased by 3.45% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 3,311.69 per 100,000 people. Violent crimes increased from 2,500 to 2,676 while non-violent crime increased by 3.05% from 22,055 to 22,727.

5 Crimes In Idaho 2016 with most arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 16,921
Burglary 4,226
Aggravated assault 1,982
Motor vehicle theft 1,580
Legacy rape 494

Counties in Idaho with the Highest Crime Rate

Among the 38 counties the most dangerous is the Ada county with 202 violent crimes that’s 7.55% of the total of 2,676. Shoshone County has the highest number of records per 100,000 residents that is above the state average of 269 and lower than national average of 469.

County Arrests
Ada 202
Bonneville 151
Kootenai 103
Canyon 93
Bonner 63

Safest Cities in Idaho

Are you planning a move to Idaho? Here are the safest cities in Idaho with the lowest crime rates. You chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Idaho is 1 out of 371 up by 0.05% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Rexburg and safest city to encounter a property crime is Cottonwood.

City Crime Rate
Cottonwood 3
Sun Valley 4
Pinehurst 4
Rexburg 7
Hailey 8

Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes rates in ID increased by 7.04% from 2015 and increased by 39.81% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 1,914 to 2,676. In 2016 violent crimes in ID was 42.58% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of violent crimes in Idaho is 0.269%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Idaho increased by 3.05% from 2015 and increased by 7.49% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 21,144 to 22,727. In 2016 property crimes in ID was 19.49% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a property crime is 2.288%.

How Idaho stands up against other states

Idaho vs. West Virginia

You’ll be safer in Idaho compared to West Virginia. West Virginia had an 70.91% higher crime rate than Idaho. Nebraska scored the highest with a 33.73% higher crime rate according to the FBI. Rape rates of 0 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 2 per 100,000 people and lower than average 0 in West Virginia. Arson rates of 14 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 15 per 100,000 people and lower than average 21 in West Virginia.

Idaho vs. Nebraska

You’ll be safer in Idaho compared to Nebraska. Nebraska had an 33.73% higher crime rate than Idaho. Hawaii scored the highest with a 33.22% higher crime rate according to the FBI. Assault rates of 200 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 284 per 100,000 people and lower than average 239 in Nebraska. Burglary rates of 426 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 502 per 100,000 people and higher than average 424 in Nebraska.

Names with the most arrests in Idaho

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

The most crimes, that's 38.76% of all records in state are committed by the people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Idaho is 0.81% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.01 daily crimes that occur in Idaho.
  • Idaho is safer than West Virginia.
  • In Idaho you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Idaho have increased by 3.45%.