COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Coeur d’Alene Police said crime in the area is on the decline after publishing their CompStat report on Facebook Wednesday.
According to the report, part one crimes between January and May are down 22% compared to the same time in 2016. These crimes include aggravated assaults, arson, homicide, rape, burglary, robbery and theft.
Coeur d’Alene Police Detective Jared Reneau said there are a variety of reasons as to why crime has dropped in the area. He credits the creation of a Community Action Team and the use of intelligence led policing for the drop.
Reneau said the Community Action Team works to find the cause of the problem in crime-ridden areas and apprehends the people responsible. They have also worked to arrest people with warrants and getting dangerous people off the streets.
According to the CompStat report, the department has arrested 323 people on warrants so far this year, compared to 302 last year.
While crimes like burglary and theft are down other part two crimes have increased. This includes crimes like trespassing, DUI, drugs, vandalism and assault. These incidents have seen a 7 percent increase as compared to this time in 2016.