Helena, MT Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
1,890
Total Crimes
5,925.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
130.70%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Helena, MT?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Helena is 5,925.1 per 100,000 people. That's 130.70% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 106.42% higher than the Montana total crime rate of 2,870.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Helena SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
7
Diversity
6
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
9
Commute
10

How Does Helena Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Helena
/ 100k People
Montana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,890 5,925.1 2,870.4 2,568.4
Murder 2 6.3 3.2 5.0
Robbery 11 34.5 25.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 128 401.3 293.7 246.8
Violent Crime 196 614.5 374.1 368.9
Burglary 184 576.8 306.6 376.0
Larceny 1,374 4,307.5 1,926.5 1,594.6
Car Theft 136 426.4 263.2 228.9
Property Crime 1,694 5,310.7 2,496.3 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Helena

196
Violent Crimes
614.5
Violent Crimes / 100k People
66.57%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 162.7 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Helena each year. That compares to a 1 in 267.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Helena is 614.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 66.57% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 64.25% higher than the Montana violent crime rate of 374.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Helena

1,694
Property Crimes
5,310.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
141.45%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 18.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Helena each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Helena is 5,310.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 141.45% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 112.74% higher than the Montana property crime rate of 2,496.3 per 100,000 people.

Helena Crime Compared To Montana Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Montana.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Helena

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
East Helena, MT 2,075 74 3,566.3 3,180.7 385.5
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