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Idaho Crime Victimization Survey: 2005

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Date Published
December 2007
64 pages
This report presents the results of the 2005 Idaho Crime Victimization Survey (ICVS) in the areas of crime perceptions, property crime, violent crime, child abuse, and domestic violence.
Summary of findings include, but are not limited to: (1) 80 percent of participants approved of putting cold medications used in the manufacture of methamphetamine behind store counters or limiting amount purchased; (2) 91 percent of participants always to almost always felt safe in their community; (3) only about half (52.7 percent) of all thefts were reported to police; (4) physical assault decreased from 2003 to 2005; (5) results of the 2005 Idaho Crime Victimization Survey (ICVS) point to an increase in rape victimizations between 2003 to 2005 (from 1.6 to 3.4 per 1,000 persons aged 18 or over); (6) total reports of child abuse victims stayed close to the 2003 rates in 2005, decreasing by 2.9 percent in 2003; and (7) there was a slight increase in total rates of total domestic violence, including physical, sexual, emotional, and stalking, from 48.2 victims of domestic violence per 1,000 persons in 2003, to 46.6 victims per 1,000 persons in 2005. The sixth ICVS was conducted from March to May 2006. The survey was administered to 2,406 Idaho households as a means of enhancing the knowledge and understanding of crime and victimization in Idaho. The survey was also designed to provide information that would assist in evaluating the effectiveness of criminal justice and health services programs operated in Idaho by members of the Idaho Research and Analysis Consortium (IRAC). Tables, chart, and references