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Safest Cities In Montana 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score77
  • Glendive, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,353
80
  • Whitefish, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,859
53
  • Bigfork, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,032
  • Bigfork is not a place of community, family, nor hospitality and I've lived here for 3 years so I'm not sure how 'nice' it once was, but it's not nice now. The locals excuse for callus disregard of…[read more]
78
  • Miles City, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,667
84
  • Bozeman, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,761
  • The main reason I live in Bozeman, MT and love it is the scenery. That is also why hundreds and hundreds of people visit each year. The city is nestled in a valley surrounded by several mountain ranges,…[read more]
59
  • Orchard Homes, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,655
69
  • Laurel, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,931
75
  • Belgrade, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,874
66
  • Helena Valley West Central, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,753
64
  • Lockwood, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,670
67
  • Kalispell, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,619
  • The scenery is outstanding, breathtaking. The weather is abysmal, really challenging 5 to 6 months out of the year, most years. There is an inversion, gray, overcast for days at a time and the…[read more]
64
  • Helena Valley Southeast, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,543
60
  • Lewistown, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,868
71
  • Evergreen, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,546
64
  • Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,176
69
  • Havre, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,815
  • This review is coming from a young college age student, so I will attempt to make it as fair and honest as I possibly can. I am currently a resident of Havre, Montana (I have been for the last twenty-one…[read more]
69
  • Great Falls, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,479
  • Thirty five years ago my husband and I traded our two week Florida timeshare vacation for one that was located in Great Falls Montana. From the moment we arrived, we knew we'd never leave. Montana is a…[read more]
47
  • Butte-Silver Bow, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,708
  • i was born and raised in Butte and couldn't wait to get out. Butte is pretty much the red headed step child of montana. it has a very rugged reputation and nown for being an "old minning town". being a…[read more]
66
  • Sidney, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,407
63
  • Missoula, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 70,117
  • living in a town I call whitelandia. I have witnessed racism, misogyny, coverups, racism, seen violence against minorities, i have been called a nig*er lover, A city with a chamber of commerce, media,…[read more]
69
  • Livingston, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,210
61
  • Billings, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 109,089
  • The crime in our area is beyond acceptable because Billings PD officers are NOT doing their jobs. Never patrol our neighborhoods, but guaranteed day or night to see a police car just cruising 24th street…[read more]
58
  • Helena, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,102
  • I lived here for three torturous years. The people, oddly enough, are very elitist and snooty...I don't know why because it's basically a lousy place to live. Extremely hostile to 'outsiders', especially…[read more]

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Montana. Finding the safest places to live in Montana can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Montana with a population over 5,000.

The Montana cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Montana? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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