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Boundary County crime rate plummets in 2017

September 2, 2018
Crime in Boundary County saw a significant decline in 2017 over the previous year, with a 23% drop overall, according to the Idaho State Police 2017 Uniform Crime Report, released last week.

Elsewhere in North Idaho, Bonner County saw a 15% decline, Kootenai County a 6.3% increase, Benewah County a 24.65 percent increase, Latah a 19.64% jump and Shoshone County a one-percent increase.

In 2017, the City of Bonners Ferry saw a 20% decline in Group A offenses over 2016, with 248 total offenses. The 2017 clearance rate for the city was 77.42%, with 192 of those crimes solved.

Arrests for the city were up 14.86% from 2016, with 239 adults and 16 juveniles taken into custody in 2017.

The city saw one murder in 2017, two rapes, one fondling, 11 cases of aggravated assault, 29 simple assaults, two cases of incest, three statutory rapes, 14 burglaries, 36 thefts, two cases of arson, six cases of destruction of property, two fraud cases, one stolen property offense, 77 narcotics and 60 paraphernalia cases, and one case of pornography.

In group B offenses, the were six curfew violations, 43 DUIs, one public drunkenness and 68 "other" offenses.

In the county, there was a whopping 55.77% drop in crimes in 2017, with 69 total crimes reported with 40, or 58%, cleared.

In Group A offenses, the Sheriff's Office saw one murder in 2017, two rapes, 15 simple assaults, two cases of incest, 12 burglaries, seven thefts, six destruction of property offenses, one case of fraud, nine drug violations, two paraphernalia charges and one case of pornography.

In Group B crimes, there were four DUIs and eight "all other" offenses.

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