Reported Annual Crime In Whitefish

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWhitefish/100k peopleMontana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime221n/a (estimate)3,1592,9732,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWhitefish/100k peopleMontana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.54.9
Rape3n/a42.953.038.6
Robbery0n/a0.020.3101.9
Assault8n/a114.3272.8237.8
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)157350373
Burglary19n/a271.5371.6491.4
Theft185n/a2,644.02,017.91,775.4
Vehicle theft6n/a85.8234.1220.2
Property crime210n/a (estimate)3,0012,6242,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Whitefish, MT. All reported Whitefish, MT crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Whitefish, MT overall crime rate is 6% higher than in comparison to the Montana average; and is also 10% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Whitefish, MT, the rate is 55% lower than compared to the Montana average, and 58% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Whitefish, MT comes in at 14% higher than to the average seen in Montana, and 21% higher than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Whitefish is 10% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.65 daily crimes that occur in Whitefish.
  • Whitefish is safer than 45% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Whitefish you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Whitefish has decreased by 13%.

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Daily Crime In Whitefish (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Whitefish, MT per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Montana as well as national figures. In Whitefish, MT the total number of daily crimes is 1.06 times more than the Montana average and 1.10 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Whitefish, MT are 2.22 times less than the Montana average and 2.37 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Whitefish, MT has a daily crime rate that is 1.14 times more than the Montana average and 1.21 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Whitefish (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Whitefish, MT area in comparison to other Montana communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Whitefish, MT being safer than 58% of cities in Montana and 45% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Montana cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Whitefish, MT. In conclusion, Whitefish, MT now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Whitefish

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Whitefish is 1 in 637
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Whitefish is 1 in 34
The chance of being a victim of crime in Whitefish is 1 in 32
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Whitefish, MT? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Whitefish, MT, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 637. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 34 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Whitefish, MT is 1 in 32.

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

The year over year crime rate for Whitefish, MT is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Whitefish, MT has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 50% in Whitefish, MT, while property crimes in Whitefish, MT have decreased by 9%. Crimes in total for Whitefish, MT have decreased by 13% year over year.

Whitefish police department

ItemWhitefishMontanaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)21872556,527
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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Helena Flats, MT9882942,2022,495
Columbia Falls, MT4,7651812,6892,870
Evergreen, MT6,7113642,7263,089
Coram, MT5603642,7293,093
Olney, MT1984103,0733,483
Whitefish, MT6,5421573,0013,159

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Pollock Pines, CA6,5404152,5532,968
Aquia Harbour, VA6,5441051,0041,109
Fort Myers Beach, FL6,5391509151,065
Otis Orchards-East Farms, WA6,5382993,6483,947
Whitefish, MT6,5421573,0013,159
Source: The Whitefish, MT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.