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Kootenai County, Idaho Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 34,116 total crimes reported in Kootenai County, Idaho (3,082 of them violent). Of the 3,412 crimes that happen every year in Kootenai County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Kootenai County, Idaho every 2 hours. This includes 16 murders, 443 rapes, and almost twenty-five thousand thefts (including 1,918 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Kootenai County, Idaho for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Kootenai County has lessened by 44%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 29%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Kootenai County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost four thousand for Kootenai County, Idaho in 2009.

Crime Trends in Kootenai County, Idaho (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Kootenai County, Idaho (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Kootenai County, Idaho law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Kootenai 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.