Crime in the city of Kuna fell 15.5 percent in 2011.
The total number of crimes fell to 447 in 2011, down from 520 in 2010. At the same time, Kuna’s population increased a bit to 15,470.
The number of crimes per 1,000 residents went from 34.2 in 2010 to 28.9 in 2011, a 15.5 percent decrease.
The year-end numbers were presented to Kuna City Council members last week by Kuna’s police chief Kody Aldrich, of the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, with whom the city of Kuna has a contract to provide police services.
The city of Kuna pays the Ada County Sheriff’s Office $1.28 million this year for one chief, two sergeants, eight deputies, two detectives and a part-time clerk.
In 2011, person crimes (assault, homicide, kidnapping, sex offenses) dropped from 190 to 172.
Property crimes (arson, burglary, forgery, vandalism, fraud, theft) dropped from 232 to 206.
Society crimes (drugs, gambling, pornography, weapon law violations) dropped from 98 to 69.
The overall clearance rate, or rate of crimes solved, dropped a little from 59.6 percent in 2010 to 57.7 percent in 2011. The clearance rate for society crimes was 88.4 percent, person crimes 73.3 percent and property crimes 34.5 percent.
The number of felony cases dropped from 186 to 148.
The number of misdemeanor cases dropped from 334 to 299.