Columbia Falls, MT
Crime Rates



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Columbia Falls, MT crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Columbia Falls has an overall crime rate of 14 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Columbia Falls is 1 in 73. How does Columbia Falls fare compared to other communities in Montana of all population sizes? Columbia Falls's crime rate is lower than approximately 42% of Montana communities.

How does the crime rate in Columbia Falls compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Columbia Falls with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Columbia Falls'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.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Columbia Falls 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 Columbia Falls.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Columbia Falls's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Columbia Falls is one in 534.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Columbia Falls; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Columbia Falls Crime Data

 

Crime Index

46

(100 is safest)


Safer than 46% of U.S. Cities

Columbia Falls Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

69

80

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.87

11.74

13.61

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Columbia Falls 1.87
Montana 4.05

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 534

in Columbia Falls

1 in 247

in Montana

Columbia Falls VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 5,876
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 2 8
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.17 0.34 1.36

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Columbia Falls 11.74
Montana 21.93

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 85

in Columbia Falls

1 in 46

in Montana

Columbia Falls Property CRIMES

Population: 5,876
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 7 61 1
Rate per 1,000 1.19 10.38 0.17

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Columbia Falls Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Columbia Falls 39
Montana 28

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