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Gem County, Idaho Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Gem County, Idaho. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Gem County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Gem County, Idaho, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,503 total crimes reported in Gem County, Idaho (183 of them violent). Of the 188 crimes that take place per year in Gem County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Gem County, Idaho 188 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 41 rapes, and at least one thousand thefts (including 73 car thefts).

Total Crime in Gem County, Idaho (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Gem County, Idaho for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Gem County has risen by 31%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 14%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 8 years in Gem County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least two hundred for Gem County, Idaho in 2009.

Crime Trends in Gem County, Idaho (2001-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Gem County, Idaho (2001-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Gem County, Idaho law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Gem County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.