SANDPOINT — Criminal offenses in Bonner County increased 9.7 percent from 2009 to 2010, according to the Idaho State Police’s Uniform Crime Report.
The total number of offenses in the county climbed from 1,807 to 1,983 during that time frame, the annual report said.
The number of cases cleared in crimes against persons, property and society improved from 748 in 2009 to 766 in 2010. The number of adults arrested for such offenses fell from 379 in 2009 to 287 in 2010, while the number of juvenile arrests increased from 111 to 124 during that time frame.
The number of aggravated and simple assaults increased slightly, as did the number of burglaries.
The number of adult drunken driving arrests slipped from 271 to 264 from 2009 to 2010. The number of illegal drug cases fell from 196 in 2009 to 173 in 2010.
There were six arson cases reported in Bonner County in 2010, none of which have been cleared, the report said. Ten forcible rape cases were reported, six of which have yet to be cleared.
Total offenses increased slightly for each of the city police departments in Bonner County except Priest River, where total offenses dipped.
Total offenses in Ponderay increased from 105-146, while Sandpoint’s increased from 621-645. Total offenses handled by the sheriff’s office inched from 1,077 in 2009 to 1,080 in 2010.
Priest River’s total offenses fell from 124 in 2009 to 102 in 2010, according to the report. Drunken driving offenses declined slight from 23 to 20.
Drunken driving arrests in Ponderay stayed flat at 14, while Sandpoint’s DUI arrests went from 114 in 2009 to 101 in 2010. Drunken driving arrests by sheriff’s deputies bumped from 120 in 2009 to 129 in 2010.
Statewide, crimes against people, property and society decreased by 1.6 percent.
• The 252-page “Crime in Idaho” report can be found on the Idaho State Police website (www.isp.idaho.gov). Statistics for Bonner County can be found along with the online edition of this story (www.bonnercountydailybee.com).