Idaho is known for its beautiful farmland, plentiful crops, and even precious gems. In fact, it’s known as the “Gem State” for having over 70 types of precious stones throughout the state. Aside from gems, Idaho grows about a third of potatoes in the United States, and it’s been referred to as the “Lentil Capital of the World” for all of its lentil production. And believe it or not, it also has a canyon even deeper than the Grand Canyon, the 7,900 feet deep Hells Canyon. But aside from agriculture and natural formations, Idaho is loved for its kind people, so much so that the people of Pocatello, Idaho are legally required to smile in public. It’s also illegal to fish while riding the back of a camel in Idaho, but that’s a story for another day.
So if you’re in Idaho, what are some must-sees? Of course, I can’t write them all here, but here are a few top destinations:
- Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve: Campgrounds carved out of a dormant volcanic area, this United States National Monument and preserve sits in the Snake River Plain in the middle of the state at 5,900 feet above sea level.
- Oregon Trail: Sure, you may have played the computer game, but the actual historic trail has views even more scenic.
- Silverwood Theme Park: For a day with the family, visit the largest theme park in the Northwest with over 65 rides, a water park, many places to eat and even a place to park your RV!
Whether you are planning a visit to Idaho or moving there for whatever reason, it’s certainly a good thing that you’ve come across this list of Idaho’s safest cities. Our number one pick is Rexburg, a city with a population of 28,698 and a median income of $26,341. Despite the below national-average median income, this city has only .38 violent crimes per 1,000 and only 6.13 property crimes for the same number of people, down from the previous year. It’s clear that the officers in Rexburg are doing a great job keeping the city safe. Other safest cities include Hailey, Fruitland, and Meridian.
This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI.
Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.
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To learn about how we came to our choices, scroll all the way down to the bottom for a complete methodology. Otherwise, sit back, relax and read to learn about the safest cities in Idaho!
Mountain Home, ID
Idaho Falls, ID
Post Falls, ID
Coeur D'Alene, ID
Twin Falls, ID
Garden City, ID
How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?
- Murder rate
- Rape rate
- Robbery Rate
- Assault rate
- Burglary rate
- Theft rate
- Vehicle theft rate
- Arson rates
- Median Income
For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.
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