Columbia Falls, MT
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The crime rate in Columbia Falls is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 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 Columbia Falls is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Columbia Falls is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Montana, Columbia Falls has a crime rate that is higher than 82% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Columbia Falls to other communities of similar population, then Columbia Falls crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Columbia Falls 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 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 566.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Columbia Falls's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Columbia Falls a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Columbia Falls is one in 38.

Columbia Falls Crime Data

 
Crime Index

22

(100 is safest)


Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Columbia Falls Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

9

134

143

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.77

26.31

28.08

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Columbia Falls 1.77
Montana 3.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 566

in Columbia Falls

1 in 286

in Montana
Columbia Falls VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 5,093
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.77
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
Columbia Falls 26.31
Montana 26.24
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Columbia Falls

1 in 38

in Montana
Columbia Falls Property CRIMES
Population: 5,093
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 11 119 4
Rate per 1,000 2.16 23.37 0.79
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

Columbia Falls Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Columbia Falls 70
Montana 31

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