The crime rate in Anaconda is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Anaconda is 1 in 45. Based on FBI crime data, Anaconda is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Montana, Anaconda has a crime rate that is higher than 75% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.
How does the crime rate in Anaconda compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Anaconda with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Anaconda's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Anaconda does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Anaconda.
From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Anaconda occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Anaconda; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 344. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.
Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Anaconda experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.
Moreover, the rate of property crime in Anaconda; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 19 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.