A drop in property crimes in Moscow was the primary driver for a lower crime rate in Latah County last year. Idaho State Police have released the state’s annual crime statistics.
Total crime in Moscow dropped by about 2.5% in 2019. That was primarily driven by a decrease in theft cases. Last year’s total offenses in Moscow were the lowest in 5 years.
Crime in Latah County outside of the City of Moscow held steady in 2019. The sheriff’s office did see a decline in property crimes with an increase in fraud cases.
Total crime in Latah County dropped about 1.5% last year which was the lowest in the last 5 years.