Reported Annual Crime In Helena

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHelena/100k peopleMontana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,406n/a (estimate)4,5283,0522,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHelena/100k peopleMontana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a9.73.55.3
Rape52n/a167.555.440.4
Robbery18n/a58.025.5102.8
Assault130n/a418.7283.9248.5
Violent crime203n/a (estimate)654368386
Burglary151n/a486.3377.4468.9
Theft962n/a3,098.02,043.01,745.0
Vehicle theft90n/a289.8263.1236.9
Property crime1,203n/a (estimate)3,8742,6842,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Helena, MT is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 48% higher than the average of crimes committed in Montana. It is also 60% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Helena, MT shows a crime rate that is 78% higher than the Montana average. The crime rate is also 69% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Helena, MT is shown to be 44% higher than the Montana average and 58% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Montana City, MT2,68360436496
Clancy, MT1,69968496564
Helena West Side, MT1,324105769874
Helena Valley Northeast, MT2,731113821934
East Helena, MT2,49797872969
Helena Valley Northwest, MT3,9391441,0491,193
South Hills, MT4261491,0841,233
Helena, MT29,1426543,8744,528

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Helena is 60% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.41 daily crimes that occur in Helena.
  • Helena is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Helena you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Helena has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Helena (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Helena, MT is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Montana and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Helena, MT are 1.48 times more than the Montana average and 1.60 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Helena, MT are 1.78 times more than than Montana and 1.69 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Helena, MT are 1.44 times more than than Montana and 1.58 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Helena (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Helena, MT compared to every other city in Montana as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Helena, MT ranks safer than 14% of every city located within Montana along with 13% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Montana and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Helena, MT. As a result, Helena, MT is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Helena

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Helena is 1 in 153
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Helena is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Helena is 1 in 23
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Helena, MT? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Helena, MT your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 153. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 26 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Helena, MT is 1 in 23.

Year Over Year Crime In Helena (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether Helena, MT is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Helena, MT has increased by 2% and the rate of property crime in Helena, MT has decreased by 6%. The total crime rate in Helena, MT has decreased by 5% year to year.

Helena police department

ItemHelenaMontanaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)75872556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a0.03.3

Sex offenders in Montana

StateTotal offendersMontana /100KNational /100K
Montana2,281226222
There are a total of 2,281 sex offenders in Montana. This yields a total of 226 sex offenders in Montana per 100,000 residents which is 2% greater than the national average.

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East Haven, CT29,1391112,2752,386
Hobart, IN29,1362914,5784,868
Morristown, TN29,1528463,8164,662
San Carlos, CA29,1661921,1031,295
Spanaway, WA29,1134094,7375,146
Helena, MT29,1426543,8744,528
Source: The Helena, MT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.