Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Montana boasts a population of just over a million people and cities including Missoula, Billings, Great Falls, Bozeman, Butte, and of course, its capital Helena. Nicknamed the Treasure State or Big Sky Country, Montana is most known for its gorgeous natural sights. Accordingly, the word Montana comes from the Spanish word for mountainous, so you better believe there are some high peaks. Whether you enjoy hiking, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, or just simply playing in waterfalls, Montana is the place to go for a breathtaking setting. And while the state is the fourth largest in the United States, it is 44th in terms of population, meaning, you can expect a lot of wide, open spaces. Plus, if you’re an animal-lover, you’ll be especially happy— there are more deer, elks, and antelopes than there are people! With 50 mountain ranges and seven Native American reservations, Montana certainly has a lot to offer, from humans to animals alike.
So what are some things that you absolutely cannot miss if you go to Montana? Well, for starters:
- Glacier National Park: With trails for over 700 miles, you’ll never get tired of walking around this gorgeous mountain range with Lake McDonald, a huge alpine lake perfect for water sports.
- Big Sky Resort: For those who like skiing, this is the place, with a fancy hotel and pool.
- Flathead Lake: This freshwater lake has a few small islands as well as a bunch of fish, both native and non-native.
The safest city in Montana is Glendive, a city in Dawson County originally established by the Northern Pacific Railway. With a population of about 5,400 people, the city had only 1.48 violent crimes and 17.77 property crimes per 1,000 people. Not bad for over 2,200 households!
This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI.
Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.
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If you’re wondering how we calculated the safest cities in Montana, scroll down to the bottom of the page for a detailed methodology.
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How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?
- Murder rate
- Rape rate
- Robbery Rate
- Assault rate
- Burglary rate
- Theft rate
- Vehicle theft rate
- Arson rates
- Median Income
For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.
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