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Crime rate in Billings, Montana (MT): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Billings, MT compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Billings, MT

The 2018 crime rate in Billings, MT was 399 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.5 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 91.5% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Billings crime rate fell by 5% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 8 - an increase of 6 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Billings has seen an increase in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Billings, MT is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Billings:

399.1
Laurel:

134.1
Joliet:

42.3
Fromberg:

26.9
Columbus:

155.9
Bridger:

51.3
Red Lodge:

184.4
Lovell:

89.0
Powell:

227.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Billings by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(5.1)
2
(2.0)
1
(1.0)
2
(1.9)
2
(1.9)
2
(1.9)
2
(1.9)
3
(2.8)
4
(3.7)
10
(9.1)
9
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(1.8)
8
(7.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
34
(34.7)
28
(28.1)
23
(22.7)
40
(38.8)
28
(26.6)
25
(23.1)
36
(34.3)
38
(35.7)
39
(36.2)
72
(65.3)
65
(59.1)
61
(54.7)
76
(68.3)
54
(48.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
50
(51.1)
44
(44.1)
54
(53.3)
54
(52.3)
71
(67.3)
42
(38.9)
36
(34.3)
68
(63.9)
81
(75.1)
54
(49.0)
67
(60.9)
81
(72.7)
87
(78.2)
108
(97.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
112
(114.4)
135
(135.5)
167
(164.8)
176
(170.5)
158
(149.9)
211
(195.3)
239
(227.4)
261
(245.4)
236
(218.9)
281
(254.9)
343
(311.8)
372
(333.8)
384
(345.0)
428
(387.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
598
(610.8)
465
(466.6)
435
(429.2)
618
(598.9)
752
(713.3)
848
(784.9)
669
(636.6)
793
(745.5)
989
(917.4)
631
(572.4)
600
(545.5)
723
(648.7)
783
(703.4)
685
(620.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4,563
(4,661)
3,518
(3,530)
3,420
(3,375)
3,367
(3,263)
3,592
(3,407)
3,811
(3,527)
3,689
(3,510)
3,608
(3,392)
4,074
(3,779)
3,746
(3,398)
3,824
(3,476)
3,698
(3,318)
4,451
(3,998)
3,796
(3,438)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
359
(366.7)
321
(322.1)
327
(322.7)
276
(267.5)
253
(240.0)
362
(335.1)
335
(318.8)
411
(386.4)
541
(501.8)
558
(506.1)
752
(683.7)
795
(713.3)
842
(756.4)
795
(720.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
18
(18.4)
33
(33.1)
28
(27.6)
22
(21.3)
13
(12.3)
14
(13.0)
9
(8.6)
14
(13.2)
7
(6.5)
12
(10.9)
9
(8.2)
27
(24.2)
25
(22.5)
16
(14.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)334.7266.4259.9278.5280.6295.8297.4321.2358.2352.5376.2367.6420.3399.1

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 494 registered sex offenders living in Billings, Montana as of January 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Billings is 223 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Billings:

306.2
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Billings:

283.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Billings:

258.0
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Billings:

261.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Billings:

235.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Billings:

190.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Billings:

196.0
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Billings:

168.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Billings:

143.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Billings:

139.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Billings:

154.1
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Billings:

133.7
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Billings:

121.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Billings:

127.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Billings:

83.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Billings:

105.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Billings:

95.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Billings:

404.0
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Billings:

454.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Billings:

402.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Billings:

385.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Billings:

360.3
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Billings:

447.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Billings:

376.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Billings:

350.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Billings:

383.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Billings:

349.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Billings:

323.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Billings:

303.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Billings:

318.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Billings:

410.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Billings:

278.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Billings:

299.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Billings:

267.8
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 185 (148 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
Montana average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 173 (150 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Montana average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 176 (148 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
Montana average:

1.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 161 (135 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.23
Montana average:

1.82

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 161 (141 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Montana average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 161 (139 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
Montana average:

1.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 166 (141 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
Montana average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 165 (140 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
Montana average:

1.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 157 (136 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.26
Montana average:

1.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 163 (143 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
Montana average:

1.82

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 162 (137 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
Montana average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 169 (134 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
Montana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 165 (132 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Montana average:

1.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 145 (124 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Montana average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 160 (130 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Montana average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 159 (129 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Montana average:

1.73

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Billings, MT
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 59101, 59102, 59105, 59106.