Last night on KREM2 news out of Spokane, reporter Shawn Chitnis reported on a recent analysis of FBI violent crime statistics. His story was headlined Spokane and Coeur d’Alene rank high on dangerous city list.
We contacted KREM2 reporter Shawn Chitnis this morning, and he responded very promptly to provide the online source for his story.
A group called Law Street Media did a 50-state analysis of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report information for 2012, the most recent year for which complete data was available.
Here is a link to Law Street Media’s state-by-state slideshow: America’s Safest and Most Dangerous States 2014. It is important to read LSM’s introductory material to understand some of the factors that can sometimes skew the figures.
But a review of the LSM’s data for Idaho leaves little doubt that Coeur d’Alene could certainly be considered Idaho’s most dangerous city.