Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGarden City/100k peopleIdaho/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime326n/a (estimate)2,6551,1682,324
Violent crime86n/a (estimate)700241370
Vehicle theft14n/a114.091.2282.7
Property crime240n/a (estimate)1,9559271,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Garden City, ID

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Garden City is 14.2% higher than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Garden City, there were 86 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 700 per 100,000 individuals, 89.4% higher than the national average. Additionally, there were 240 property crimes, amounting to 1955 per 100,000 residents, 0% higher than the U.S. average.

When evaluating the Garden City crime rate for every 100,000 residents, it positions itself in the middle range among all cities that reported crime. Our examination of total offenses, spanning both violent and property crimes, indicates that the reported Garden City crime rates closely correspond to the national average reported by other regions.

Garden City is one of the most dangerous cities in America with a violent crime rate of 700 per 100,000 people - this ranks in the bottom 10% of all U.S. cities that reported crime. Your chance of being a victim of violent crime in Garden City is 1 in 143.

Garden City showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

Garden City exhibits a property crime rate closely aligned with the national average. There were 1955 reported property crimes, which closely matches the national average of 1954 per 100,000 people. Consequently, the area's safety profile mirrors that of an average city, neither notably safer nor more dangerous than the norm. This balance suggests that Garden City maintains a consistent approach to property crime prevention in line with the broader national landscape.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Garden City?

What do the local residents think about crime in Garden City? Well, based on a recent survey of 10 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 30% of Garden City residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 70% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Garden City a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Garden City, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Garden City presents a total crime rate that is 14% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Garden City experiences an average of 0.89 daily crimes, comprising 0.24 violent incidents and 0.66 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Garden City Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Garden City crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Garden City has increased by 1.9% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 8.5% and property crime has increased by 6.2%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Garden City

In Garden City, the poverty rate currently stands at 12.6%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Garden City crime rates.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Garden City, 84.7% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Garden City, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 3.1, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

Garden City crime map

The Garden City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Garden City as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Garden City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Garden City crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Garden City crime rates are 14% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Garden City are 89% higher than the national average
  • In Garden City you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Garden City is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Garden City has not changed

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        Daily Crime In Garden City (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Garden City on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Idaho and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Garden City (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Idaho, are 2.27 times more than the state average and 1.14 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Garden City on a daily basis are 2.90 times more than than Idaho average and 1.89 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Garden City are 2.11 times more than the daily state average and 1.00 times more than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Garden City (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Garden City, Idaho compared to other areas of Idaho, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Garden City safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Garden City is safer than 0% of Idaho cities, and 12% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Idaho, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Garden City. At this time, Garden City sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Garden City

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Garden City is 1 in 143
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Garden City is 1 in 52
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Garden City is 1 in 38
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Garden City? If you reside in Garden City, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 143. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 52 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Garden City, is 1 in 38.

        Year Over Year Crime In Garden City (per 100,000 people)

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Garden City, Idaho (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Garden City has decreased by 10%, the amount of property crime in Garden City has increased by 4%, and the total amount of crime in Garden City has not changed year over year.

        Garden City police department

        Item Garden City Idaho National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)351,868558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.12.43.3
        There are a total of 35 Garden City police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.2% greater than the Idaho average and 4.7% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Idaho

        State Total offenders Idaho /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 4,932 sex offenders in Idaho. This yields a total of 333 sex offenders in Idaho per 100,000 residents which is 25% greater than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Hidden Springs, ID3,41638145183
        Robie Creek, ID1,38048184232
        Eagle, ID28,145101389491
        Meridian, ID107,787140631771
        Star, ID9,819166638804
        Kuna, ID20,9852861,1011,387
        Boise, ID228,0572471,2041,451
        Garden City, ID11,8737001,9552,655

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        Gold Canyon, AZ11,875152722874
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        Franklin, OH11,8783533,3703,723
        Robertsville, NJ11,866104725829
        Port Washington, WI11,88139513552
        Garden City, ID11,8737001,9552,655
        Source: The Garden City, ID crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.