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The Idaho Legislature affirmed the state's commitment to open government by enacting it's Public Records Law in 1990. The law protects each citizen's right to monitor the actions of state and local government entities by providing access to governmental records. Requests for public documents are handled by the individual public agencies which maintain the documents being sought. There are certain exceptions which include but are not limited to juvenile records, law enforcement investigations and court records that would result in the release of confidentiality. The state of Idaho has 44 counties and 1,242 populated places including cities, towns, neighborhoods, subdivisions and settlements. There are 200 incorporated cities. The Idaho state police Bureau of Criminal Identification is the criminal history repository. Idaho law authorizes the provision of criminal history information for non-criminal justice purposes such as employment screening and licensure. Obtain Idaho public records from official government websites. Request birth, death, and other vital records maintained in Idaho databases available to the general public. Discover directories which guide searchers to state, county, and city sites containing useful information regarding government procedures, resources, and public services available to Idahoans. Find out about property and land values, as well as pertinent real estate data and information about households in the state. See statistics detailing income and employment data, including citizens employed by the government. Obtain a breakdown by gender and ethnicity of privately owned businesses in Idaho. Find figures regarding population and demographics of the citizens residing in Idaho and learn about their education and background histories. View current news stories making local and national headlines. Check back frequently for updated news, statistics, and new information.

Idaho Free Public Records Directory

Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Idaho Free Court Records Search

Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

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Questions, Answers and Comments About Idaho

  • Q: I need to find out when someone gets arraigned on there federal warrant
    By Joshua
    Dec 22, 2016
    Reply:

    The U.S. District Court District of Idaho live database court calendar public access shows upcoming cases. It may or may not be helpful, but it's worth trying since it doesn't cost anything.

    By abc123
    Dec 22, 2016
  • Q: How do you file a complaint about a judge
    By anonymous
    Feb 05, 2016
    Reply:

    Isn't a judge under the same rules as any other attorney? Is it an ethics violation? A violation procedure?

    By newinon
    Apr 06, 2016
    Reply:

    I know this question is a long time ago this year, but I want to answer this as I have, in the past, had to fire a public defender. You file your complaint against a prosecutor or a judge through the same as you would fire your public defender. Start by calling the court clerks office and asking, they will have a specific address that you must send your letter, complaint, to for review and to be on actual record or file. Then you write the letter with your complaint or complaints and mail it to the address the court clerk gives you, and bam. It;s done, complaint filed put on record. I was unsure how to fire a public defender, but I knew that you could and there was a way, so I just called the clerk once and they told me. I even requested a new defender in the same letter and ended up with a damn good one. Hope that you found a way back when you asked, but this information is from my experience in the past. Best wishes and I really do hope you were able to get it all taken care of before now.

    By CarlyS
    Sep 16, 2016
  • Q: How to know if someone has a active warrant
    By Rick
    Feb 27, 2016
    Reply:

    Which county? If it’s in Ada county, you’re in luck, the search can be done online through their sheriffs website. There are other counties such as Kootenai and Bonner that offer open online searches. You can use the Idaho State Judiciary, Idaho Supreme Court Data Repository website to check for summons/appearances. All counties are included except for Twin Falls. Warrants are issued by the courts, all of them should have it, but not necessarily displayed online.

    By admn1
    Jul 20, 2016
  • Q: What is the penalty to having marked money in your
    By anonymous
    Feb 11, 2016
    Reply:

    The Idaho legislature’s webpages have their statutes published online, which is a good place to get familiar with the law by searching the menu, such as title: 18 crimes and punishment, chapter: 82 money laundering and illegal investment, penalty and restitution. There is a lot more information to view that can be searched for with keywords on their webpages.

    By gg
    Feb 12, 2016
  • Q: How do I find divorce court date filled 12/18.2012, in Idaho?
    By Jennie
    Jan 15, 2013
    Reply:

    Google Idaho State Government, it should place you on their site and it si easy to navigate or visit the beautiful new bldg downtown across from winco food store the employees are very helpful.

    By Loriann
    Jun 02, 2015
  • Q: Can I get criminal arrests on my own?
    By ellen
    Mar 30, 2015
    Reply:

    With some departments, if you are related to the case/incident, the copy of the report can be free of cost. Police reports are provided by the department's records division, which you can look up on their site for how to contact them.

    By admn1
    May 20, 2015
  • Q: Does the Idaho State Police release arrest records for a fee?
    By anonymous
    Jan 27, 2015
    Reply:

    Arrest reports/crash reports from the ISP have fees. Some departments make an exception for people that are directly related to the report. You need to know which department made the arrest. If the ISP made the arrest, their records division should have a report. However, if the report was taken by a local department, that individual department needs to be contacted. This is not to say that the police itself can not access it remotely, but for others, that particular agency needs to be contacted. Many police reports have online forms and request procedures to follow.

    By admn1
    Feb 25, 2015
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Idaho Missing Children

Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Jordan Sieverding
    Jordan Sieverding, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/14/2018. Missing From Sandpoint, Id. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Bonner County Sheriff's Department (idaho) 1-208-263-8417.
    August 21, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Angell Martinez
    Angell Martinez, Age Now: 15, Missing: 06/30/2018. Missing From Meridian, Id. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Meridian Police Department (idaho) 1-208-888-6678.
    July 13, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Nicole Knox
    Nicole Knox, Age Now: 14, Missing: 06/26/2018. Missing From Boise, Id. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Boise Police Department (idaho) 1-208-377-6790.
    July 11, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Jacob Vanderweken
    Jacob Vanderweken, Age Now: 14, Missing: 07/06/2018. Missing From Boise, Id. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Boise Police Department (idaho) 1-(208) 570-6000.
    July 08, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Malieha Moore
    Malieha Moore, Age Now: 16, Missing: 04/13/2018. Missing From Nampa, Id. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Nampa Police Department (idaho) 1-208-465-2257.
    June 26, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Avery Brown
    Avery Brown, Age Now: 16, Missing: 06/22/2018. Missing From Caldwell, Id. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Caldwell Police Department (idaho) 1-208-454-7531.
    June 25, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com

Idaho Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

Idaho Missing People

Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

  • Missing Person • Scott Gross • Fruitland, Idaho • 41 Years Old
    September 23, 2017
    Source: missing.report
  • Missing Person By Request • Jessica Englehardt • Idaho Falls, Idaho • 18 Years Old
    August 09, 2017
    Source: missing.report
  • Missing Person • Salvador Vargas Martinez • Twin Falls, Idaho • 50 Years Old
    June 16, 2017
    Source: missing.report
  • Updated: Missing Person • Taylor Rigby • Soda Springs, Idaho • 21 Years Old
    June 15, 2017
    Source: missing.report
  • Updated: Missing Person • Kelley Haney • Blackfoot, Idaho• 37 Years Old
    May 26, 2017
    Source: missing.report
  • Updated: Missing Person • Mark K. Arnold • Kootenai County, Idaho • 54 Years Old
    May 14, 2017
    Source: missing.report

Idaho Latest Crime Records (Updated 10/22/2018)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    3,468
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    32
  • Rape:
    609
  • Robbery:
    204
  • Aggravated Assault:
    2,623
  • Total Property Crime:
    30,316
  • Burglary:
    6,428
  • Larceny Theft:
    22,227
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    1,661

Idaho Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    1,567,582
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    1,293,955
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    21%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    273,629
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    1,293,953
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    124,936
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    8%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    419,190
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    27%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    12%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    187,418
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    50%
  • State's white resident population
    1,396,487
  • State's black resident population
    9,810
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    21,441
  • State's Asian resident population
    19,069
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    2,317
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    38,935
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    175,901
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    1,316,243
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    89%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    3%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    11%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    84%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Idaho
  • Births
    25,019
  • Deaths
    10,822
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    169
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    80%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Idaho Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    6%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    10%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    88%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    24%
  • Total number of Veterans
    131,409
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Idaho
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    20 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    647,502
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    119,677
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    23%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    71%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $166,700
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    15%
  • Total number of households
    552,726
  • Average size of households
    3
  • Idaho Employment Data


    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $22,262
  • Statewide income of median households in Idaho
    $44,644
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    14%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $47,583
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $31,804
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    749,660
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    60,104
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    8%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    947,483
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    159,554
  • People employed by the government
    126,704
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    34,256,663
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    36,155
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    46,246
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    110,461
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    2,415,951
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Idaho
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    151,671
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    3%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    24%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    18,010,976
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    14,286,715
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    20,526,631
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    13,691
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Idaho territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    4,863
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    804,866
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    11,497,383
  • Size in square miles of land
    82,747
  • Population per square mile
    19
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