April 2, 2014- Idaho State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Unit releases Nampa Police Crime Report for 2013
The Idaho State Police UCR (Uniform Crime Reporting) Unit recently released its annual crime report for area law enforcement agencies. The UCR unit is tasked with taking statistical data from Idaho law enforcement agencies and compiling it into a comprehensive report that can be used to compare crime trends from year to year. Attached is the crime report for the Nampa Police Department for the reporting year of 2013.
The report indicates that crimes against persons (assaults, kidnapping and sex offenses) that were reported to the Nampa Police Department in 2013 are down 17.4 percent from 2012. Crimes against property (thefts, vandalism and fraud) reported are also down 12.3 percent from 2012. Crimes against society (DUI, drug offenses, curfew) increased by 18 percent from 2012.
“These decreases in crimes against persons and property truly show the successful partnerships we as a policing agency share with our community.” Nampa Police Chief Craig Kingsbury said.
“We have seen a steady decline in crime numbers and I believe it can be attributed to our partnerships with local businesses, schools, faith-based programs, Boys and Girls Club and many other partners we work with. Results like these, both from the reporting and because of our commitment to our partners, are the very reasons people and businesses want to live and play in Nampa.”
The increase in crimes against society, Kingsbury said, can be linked to self-initiated activity of the police officers. Those crimes are narcotic violations, DUI’s, and disturbances. “I attribute this increase largely in part to our policing philosophy and its move toward DDACTS. (Data Driven approaches towards Crime and Traffic Safety). This allows us to make the most efficient use of an officer’s unobligated time to find and address the issues that the community has told us are of most concern to them.”
Sgt. Joe Ramirez
Office of Professional Standards
Nampa Police Department