State Criminal Justice Profile


BJA Investments

In Fiscal Year 2014, BJA provided more than $1 million* in state and local funds to Idaho.

Justice Assistance Grant Program—State Formula $1,142,137
Justice Assistance Grant Program—8 Local Awards $437,990
Other Direct Discretionary Funds $168,172

Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
*This amount does not include funding for national training and technical assistance programs that benefit all states and territories.

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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program—State Formula

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
Idaho State Police 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Idaho FY 2014 Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program $1,142,137

Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program—Local Awards

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
Bannock County 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Bannock County Sheriff’s Office and Pocatello Police Department JAG Program $28,031
Bonneville County 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Tactical Ballistic Vests and Training $48,230
City of Boise 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Ada County Sheriff’s Office and Boise City Police Department Equipment and Technology Enhancement and Systems Improvement Projects $137,959
City of Coeur d’Alene 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 2014 Law Enforcement Enhancement Project $72,483
City of Nampa 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Increasing Efficiencies for Law Enforcement in Canyon County $93,919
Coeur d’Alene Tribe 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 Coeur d’Alene Tribe Law Enforcement Enhancements $16,420
Nez Perce County 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 LiveScan Fingerprint Equipment Project $10,924
Twin Falls County 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Law Enforcement Leadership Training and SWAT Team Equipment $30,024

Other Direct Discretionary Funds

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
Idaho State Police 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 FY 2014 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT) Program $75,179
Idaho State Police 08/01/2012 – 07/31/2015 FY 2014 Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Reallocation Funds $61,953
University of Idaho 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015 Idaho FY 2014 John R. Justice Program $31,040

Law Enforcement Agencies and Officers

Law Enforcement Agencies: 108

Sworn Officers: 2,707

City     County     Tribal     State     Other

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report (2013)

  • More than 87% of the 108 law enforcement agencies in Idaho have 50 or fewer sworn officers.
  • Nearly 33% of sworn officers work for agencies with 100 or more officers.

Officer Fatalities and Assaults

Between 2004 and 2013, 1 officer was feloniously killed (0 in 2013) and 2 officers were accidentally killed in the line of duty. In 2013, 235 officers were assaulted (0.47% of all officers assaulted in the United States).

Crime Trends

According to the FBI Annual Report, nationwide violent crime in 2013 decreased more than 4% from the 2012 estimates. Below are the current crime trends for Idaho:

Crime 2012 2013 %
Violent Crime 3,318 3,498 5.4
Murder and Manslaughter 29 27 -6.9
Forcible Rape* 479 1,112 N/A
Robbery 243 220 -9.5
Aggravated Assault 2,567 2,596 1.1
Property Crime 31,651 30,055 -5.0
Burglary 7,186 6,640 -7.6
Larceny-Theft 23,101 21,879 -5.3
Motor Vehicle Theft 1,364 1,536 12.6
*This state’s agencies submitted rape data according to the revised UCR definition of rape.

Arrest Data

In 2013, total arrests (61,668) decreased 3.89% from 2012. Violent-crime arrests increased 2.50% (1,519), and property-related arrests decreased 7.40% (6,690).
Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reports

Court Structure

Court of Last Resort:    Supreme Court
Intermediate Appellate:    Court of Appeals
General Jurisdiction:    District Court
Limited Jurisdiction:    Magistrate's Division


Prisoner Admissions: 3,719
Prisoner Releases: 3,761
Total Prisoners: 7,549

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (2013)

Major Correctional Facilities: 10 prisons
Recidivism Rate*: 35.0%
Top Offenses: Drug, property, assault (FY 2014)

Source: Idaho Department of Correction
*Recidivism data for sentenced prisoners released from state correctional facilities who returned to custody either for a new criminal conviction or a technical violation of the terms of their supervision within 36 months of their release. Recidivism data does not include individuals who were released from prison in one state and who may have been incarcerated subsequently in another state.

Regional Informations Sharing Systems® (RISS)

The Rocky Mountain Information Network (RMIN), a RISS Center, serves Idaho. There are 132 Idaho criminal justice agencies that are members of RMIN.
Source: Regional Information Sharing Systems

Seal of Idaho


In Idaho, Byrne JAG state funding has assisted with numerous innovative initiatives and supports:

  • Analyst position and the addition of law enforcement data sets to the Idaho Criminal Intelligence Center, which is a statewide multiagency fusion center. The center hosts several analysts from a wide range of criminal justice agencies and assists with law enforcement efforts, including gang investigation, identification of crime hot spots and trends, coordination of missing persons and kidnapping investigations, and justice information sharing.

  • Idaho Victim Assistance Academy, which is a product of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. This multidisciplinary training for state and local justice professionals focuses on best practices for working with victims. It helps participants better understand the needs of victims and the services available to them. It also focuses, in particular, on the needs of victims of sexual and domestic violence.

  • Bonneville County Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Enhancement and Review Project within the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center (DVSAC). DVSAC seeks to increase victim safety and decrease intimate partner violence and recidivism rates by reimplementing the CCR model and establishing consistent policies and strategies for response. Partnering justice agencies include the Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney, Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, Idaho Falls Prosecuting Attorney, Idaho Falls Police Department, Department of Health and Welfare, and DVSAC advocates.

Source: National Criminal Justice Association

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State Administering Agency (SAA)

Idaho State Police Ralph Powell, Colonel

Idaho At-A-Glance

Total Population: 1,612,136
Population Under 18: 427,781
Population Over 65: 223,142

Source: U.S. Census (2013 est.)

State Investigative Agency:
Idaho State Police Colonel Ralph Powell, Director

Local Governments: 1,168
Source: U.S. Census (2012)

Federally Recognized Tribes: 4
Source: Bureau of Indian Affairs

U.S. Attorneys’ Office: Wendy J. Olson—District of Idaho, Boise Source: U.S. Department of Justice

Homeland Security Agency: Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security William B. Richy, Chief

Drug Courts: 54
Source: National Drug Court Resource Center