Billings, MT
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With a crime rate of 51 per one thousand residents, Billings has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 19. Within Montana, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Billings.

Importantly, when you compare Billings to other communities of similar population, then Billings crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Billings does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Billings 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 Billings.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Billings 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 Billings; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 228. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Billings is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Billings, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 21, which is a rate of 47 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Billings has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Billings is one in 147.

Billings Crime Data

 
Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Billings Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

484

5,176

5,660

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.39

46.94

51.33

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Billings 4.39
Montana 3.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 228

in Billings

1 in 286

in Montana
Billings VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 110,263
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 9 65 67 343
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.59 0.61 3.11
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Billings 46.94
Montana 26.24
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 21

in Billings

1 in 38

in Montana
Billings Property CRIMES
Population: 110,263
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 600 3,824 752
Rate per 1,000 5.44 34.68 6.82
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Billings Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Billings 130
Montana 31