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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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

Whitefish has an overall crime rate of 13 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 Whitefish is 1 in 77. How does Whitefish fare compared to other communities in Montana of all population sizes? Whitefish's crime rate is lower than approximately 45% of Montana communities.

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 484.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Whitefish; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 11 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Whitefish Crime Data

 

Crime Index

46

(100 is safest)


Safer than 46% of U.S. Cities

Whitefish Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

85

101

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.06

10.97

13.03

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.06
4.68
National Median: 4
    Whitefish
    Montana

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 484

in Whitefish

1 in 214

in Montana

Whitefish VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 7,751
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 0 14
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.26 0.00 1.81

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
10.97
21.14
National Median: 19
    Whitefish
    Montana

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 91

in Whitefish

1 in 47

in Montana

Whitefish Property CRIMES

Population: 7,751
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 8 64 13
Rate per 1,000 1.03 8.26 1.68

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Whitefish Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
9
28
National Median: 26.9
    Whitefish
    Montana

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