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THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014, 10:51 A.M.

Report: Assaults On Idaho Police Up

More Idaho police officers are being assaulted on the job at the same time the state's overall crime rate ticked down. That's according to the latest crime report compiled by the Idaho State police. The report shows 266 Idaho police officers were assaulted last year. That’s about one in 10 officers, and it’s an increase of nearly 11 percent from the year before. Idaho's officer-assault rate is now on par with the most recent national average. The rate of officer assaults has fluctuated in recent years. After a sizeable increase in 2011, officer assaults held steady in 2012. Nationally, assaults on police officers have steadily been going down/Adam Cotterell, Boise State Public Radio. More here.

Question: Do you ever consider how dangerous it is to be a police officer?

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