There are a number of possible factors but there is a huge spike in reported crimes in Twin Falls.

Arrests for drinking and driving increase dramatically

Four of the highest months in city and county history are from 2017.  Part of the cause would be the arrival of new and very dangerous and deadly drugs migrating from the East Coast.

Population growth may also play a role.  The spike in crime statistics is being seen across most of Idaho.

Then you can throw in the period of Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day.  Arrests for drinking and driving increase dramatically.

Twin Falls County Prosecuting Attorney Grant Loebs joined us this morning for a discussion and to propose some ideas on how government could better get a grip on the changes.  You can listen below: