The National Council for Home Safety and Security has announce their rankings of the Safest Cities in Idaho for 2018. The good news, their are four Treasure Valley cities in the top 10...and there are a couple surprises.

Here are Idaho's Top Ten Safest Cities:

  1. Rexburg
  2. Meridian
  3. Moscow
  4. Mountain Home
  5. Caldwell
  6. Jerome
  7. Twin Falls
  8. Boise
  9. Post Falls
  10. Idaho Falls

For more information and to see a list of all cities who made the list:

According to the report, the safest cities, were identified after a review of the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with population data and internal research. Cities that didn't submit a complete  report to the FBI were eliminated as well as any cities with populations under 10,000.

The cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes assigned a value 1.5 times (due to their severity) that of property crimes.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security is a trade association comprised of home security professionals across the United States. The council advocates for safe communities and home safety with a strong focus on community involvement. Find more information here.