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Total crime 100%
Violent crime 56%
Property crime 107%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsCentral/100k peopleHelena/100k peopleMontana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,5904,966 (estimate)4,8472,5982,489
Murder0n/a0.02.55.0
Rape57n/a173.758.442.6
Robbery8n/a24.419.281.6
Assault125n/a381.0324.9250.2
Violent crime190593 (estimate)579405379
Burglary125n/a381.0270.1340.5
Theft1,201n/a3,660.91,700.61,549.5
Vehicle theft74n/a225.6222.4219.9
Property crime1,4004,373 (estimate)4,2682,1932,110

Key findings

  • Central crime rates are 100% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Central are 56% higher than the national average
  • In Central you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Central is safer than 13% of the cities in Montana
  • Year over year crime in Helena has decreased by 18%

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      Daily Crime In Central (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Central

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Central is 1 in 169
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Central is 1 in 23
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Central is 1 in 21

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

      Helena police department

      ItemCentralHelenaMontana
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a75872
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a0.00.0

      Sex offenders in Montana

      StateTotal offendersMontana /100KNational /100K
      Montana2,923291266
      There are a total of 2,923 sex offenders in Montana. This yields a total of 291 sex offenders in Montana per 100,000 residents which is 9% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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      Clancy, MT1,61272392465
      Montana City, MT2,87879425504
      Helena West Side, MT1,242119646766
      Helena Valley Northeast, MT3,154136736872
      South Hills, MT5291648861,050
      Spokane Creek, MT3171648861,050
      Marysville, MT921648861,050
      Helena, MT30,1025794,2684,847

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Myrtle Beach, SC30,1061,19011,23412,424
      Orcutt, CA30,1094852,5653,050
      Burlingame, CA30,1182413,8634,104
      Holly Springs, NC30,12665664728
      Lawrenceville, GA30,1274252,9583,383
      Helena, MT30,1025794,2684,847
      Source: The Central, Helena, MT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.