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How to Look Up Arrest Records in Idaho

The law enforcement uses an online system for keeping and maintaining Idaho arrest records. They offer records to the general public and an individual can search using just someone’s first and last name. They also offer options for fingerprint searches as well. There are fees involved and paperwork when requesting a copy of someone’s arrest documents. 

Are Arrest Records Public Records in Idaho?

Arrest records are public records in this state, and they are readily available through the criminal justice system. State and local law enforcement keep records and maintain them for public access.

Victims & Offenders by Gender and Race

Offenders by Gender

Victims by Gender

Offenders by Race

White 82%
Unknown 11%
Black or African American 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian 0%
Offenders w/ reported race 3,562

Victims by Race

White 84%
Unknown 12%
Black or African American 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian 0%
Victims w/ reported race 3,765

What Information You Can Find in a state Criminal Report?

What Information You Can Find in Idaho Arrest Report?

An Idaho arrest record will contain some basic details like the name of the person, the date of the arrest, the charges they were accused of, fingerprints and booking numbers. Often included are Idaho mugshots taken at the time of arrest, other details about the crime along with the arresting officer’s name and badge number and arresting agency. The report will also include general information like date of birth, address, phone, and physical description. It may also include bail, bond, pleas or any other fines paid.

Violent Crime Rates for the last 10 years

The crime rate has decreased over the past decade in Idaho, going from 2,615 crimes in 2006 to 2,599 by 15% lower than it was back in 2006. The largest percentage of violent crimes falls into the Aggravated Assault category, with Revised Rape being the least popular crime in the state.

Idaho Violent Crime Rate Change

Arrest Laws

Idaho Arrest Laws

Police officials are called peace officers, and they can arrest someone without a warrant when a crime is committed in their presence. When someone has committed a felony but not in their presence, they can arrest them then also. When a felony is known to have been committed, and an officer believes they have probable cause that someone committed it, they can do an Idaho warrant search and arrest them without a warrant. In response to the report that a crime is being committed is another time when a peace officer can arrest someone without a warrant.

Who has a Power of Arrest in Idaho?

Along with peace officers and other law enforcement agents authorized to arrest someone, any private citizen can also perform a citizen’s arrest. They can do so only when they witness a public offense being committed or someone admitted to committing a felony, but they did not observe it or when they know of a felony that was committed and has good reason to suspect that someone they know committed it. In any of those cases, they can arrest someone and bring them to the police for further processing.

How Long Will an Arrest Report Stay on your Idaho State Records?

Misdemeanors and felonies will stay on someone’s record for life if they were convicted. If however the arrests and charges were dropped or they were found not guilty then they have a chance of getting them expunged. They have within one year of the discharge to apply for expungement.

Can you Expunge your Records?

Yes, but only for arrests and charges that did not result in a conviction. Unfortunately, there are strict laws about expungement and most people’s criminal record will follow them for life. If they are eligible then they can apply using the forms you can find online and pay a fee. It may take a while, but they can use the iCourts system to track their progress until they receive a decision. All other offenses are not eligible to be expunged.

The Arrest Rate in Idaho

Arrest Rate in Idaho

For the last year tallied, which was 2016,61,850 arrests were made in the state. Of that total, 51,768 were adults, and 10,082 were juveniles. From the stats, 7,724 were property crimes, and 7,085 were violent offenses. Fourteen thousand four hundred thirty-six were crimes against society, and 32,605 were other offenses like peeping toms, DUIs, bad checks, vagrancy, and disorderly conduct.

State Offender and Victim Age Group Statistics

Most of the violent crime offenders in Idaho were 20-29 and the largest percentage of violent crime victims were 20-29.

Offender Age

0-9 0.4%
10-19 17.4%
20-29 30.6%
30-39 22.2%
40-49 13.5%
50-59 7.8%
60-69 2.3%
70-79 0.6%
80-89 0.1%
90-99 0.0%
Unknown 5.1%
Offenders w/ reported age 3,609

Victim Age

0-9 4.7%
10-19 21.2%
20-29 26.6%
30-39 21.3%
40-49 14.8%
50-59 6.9%
60-69 3.3%
70-79 0.9%
80-89 0.3%
90-99 0.1%
Victims w/ reported age 3,753

Crime Victim Demographics

Residence Home is the place where the majority of crimes in Idaho were committed, in most of the crime cases the offender was an acquaintance.

Location Type

Residence Home 2,261
Highway/Alley/Street/Sidewalk 518
Bar/Nightclub 131
Parking Garage/Lot 117
Field/Woods 111
Hotel/Motel 85
Jail/Prison/Corrections Facility 82
Unknown 78
School/College 66
Drug Store/Doctors Office/Hospital 58

Victim’s Relationship to the Offender

Acquaintance 935
Stranger 704
Boyfriend/Girlfriend 561
Otherwise Known 503
Relationship Unknown 378
Spouse 282
Friend 201
Child 150
Offender 123
Sibling 93

Idaho Arrest Records by Type of Crime

The popular arrests for 2017 in Idaho was for All Other Offenses (except traffic) - 22,805, the same popularity of the arrest type was seen in Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona. The least popularity had Suspicion arrests - with only 8 crimes a year.

Arrest Type Under 18 All ages Total arrests
Violent Crime 184 1,441 1,625
Property Crime 1,246 5,192 6,438
Rape 49 120 169
Robbery 19 70 89
Aggravated Assault 116 1,241 1,357

Is your State Safer than Idaho?

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Idaho
Crime rate - 2,393
The crime rate in the last 5 years - up by 15%

5 Safest Counties in the Area

A list of 5 counties in Idaho that have the highest arrest rate in 2017

County Crime Rate
Bannock County 16.59
Blaine County 128.49
Gem County 186.22
Ada County 214.85
Washington County 255.60
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