Whitefish, MT
Crime Rates

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Whitefish, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

The crime rate in Whitefish is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 21 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 Whitefish is 1 in 47. Based on FBI crime data, Whitefish is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Montana, Whitefish has a crime rate that is higher than 70% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Whitefish'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 Whitefish is one in 634.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Whitefish's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes Whitefish 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 Whitefish is one in 50.

Whitefish Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 30% of U.S. Cities

Whitefish Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Whitefish 1.58
Montana 3.77

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 634

in Whitefish

1 in 265

in Montana


Population: 7,608
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 0 8
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.53 0.00 1.05


Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Whitefish 19.85
Montana 25.92

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 50

in Whitefish

1 in 39

in Montana

Whitefish Property CRIMES

Population: 7,608
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 127 9
Rate per 1,000 1.97 16.69 1.18

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Whitefish Crimes Per Square Mile

Whitefish 14
Montana 31

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