At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in Idaho with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in Idaho with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

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Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.


2016 Idaho Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Rexburg
    • Population 27,499, Burglaries 20
    • Town trivia: Rexburg is known as the “most Republican place in America.”
  2. Spirit Lake
    • Population 2,067, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Spirit Lake is part of the Coeur d’Alene metro area.
  3. Aberdeen
    • Population 1,939, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Aberdeen is in Bingham County, Idaho.
  4. Montpelier
    • Population 2,523, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: Montpelier was the site of a bank robbery by Butch Cassidy.
  5. Soda Springs
    • Population 2,960, Burglaries 5
    • Town trivia: Soda Springs is named for its several springs of carbonated water.
  6. Rigby
    • Population 4,052, Burglaries 7
    • Town trivia: Rigby is home to Wayne Quinton, the inventor of the treadmill.
  7. Gooding
    • Population 3,435, Burglaries 6
    • Town trivia: Gooding is home to the world’s largest factory for barrel cheese.
  8. Meridian
    • Population 91,077, Burglaries 168
    • Town trivia: Scentsy, the candle company, is based in Meridian.
  9. Hailey
    • Population 8,112, Burglaries 15
    • Town trivia: Hailey is the hometown of Ezra Pound, the poet.
  10. Weiser
    • Population 5,321, Burglaries 10
    • Town trivia: Weiser is known as “the Fiddling Capital of the World.”

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2016 Idaho Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Kellogg
    • Population 2,051, Burglaries 32
    • Town trivia: Kellogg was founded by a miner looking for his donkey.
  2. Homedale
    • Population 2,573, Burglaries 40
    • Town trivia: Homedale’s name was chosen by drawing it out of a hat at a town picnic.
  3. Kimberly
    • Population 3,570, Burglaries 43
    • Town trivia: Kimberly was founded in 1905.
  4. Lewiston
    • Population 32,621, Burglaries 295
    • Town trivia: Lewiston is home to Lewis-Clark State College.
  5. Ponderay
    • Population 1,136, Burglaries 10
    • Town trivia: Ponderay’s motto is “Little City with the Big Future.”
  6. McCall
    • Population 3,020, Burglaries 25
    • Town trivia: McCall is home to Idaho’s largest skate park.
  7. Bellevue
    • Population 2,296, Burglaries 19
    • Town trivia: Bellevue was explored by a fur trader in 1824.
  8. Rathdrum
    • Population 7,392, Burglaries 55
    • Town trivia: Rathdrum is named after a city in Ireland.
  9. Orofino
    • Population 3,111, Burglaries 21
    • Town trivia: Orofino is “fine gold” in Spanish.
  10. Wendell
    • Population 2,688, Burglaries 18
    • Town trivia: Wendell is in Gooding County, Idaho.

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