Polson, MT
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With a crime rate of 70 per one thousand residents, Polson 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 14. Within Montana, more than 100% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Polson.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 4,707, Polson has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Polson does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Polson.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Polson 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 Polson; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 205. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Polson is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Polson, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 15, which is a rate of 65 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Polson 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 Polson is one in 294.

Polson Crime Data

 
Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Polson Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

23

308

331

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.89

65.43

70.32

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Polson 4.89
Montana 3.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 205

in Polson

1 in 286

in Montana
Polson VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 4,707
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 0 19
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.85 0.00 4.04
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
Polson 65.43
Montana 26.24
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 15

in Polson

1 in 38

in Montana
Polson Property CRIMES
Population: 4,707
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 48 244 16
Rate per 1,000 10.20 51.84 3.40
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

Polson Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Polson 79
Montana 31

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