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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLivingston/100k peopleMontana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime219n/a (estimate)2,5612,3372,324
Violent crime31n/a (estimate)362418370
Vehicle theft14n/a163.7222.6282.7
Property crime188n/a (estimate)2,1981,9191,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Livingston, MT

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Livingston is 10.2% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 31 violent crimes reported in Livingston, equivalent to 362 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 2%. Additionally, Livingston recorded 188 property crimes, amounting to 2198 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 12.5%.

When assessing the total crime rate in Livingston per 100,000 people, it stands in the median range among all cities with reported crime data. Our analysis of total incidents, encompassing both violent and property crimes within Livingston, underscores the close alignment of reported crime rates with the national average as reported by other areas.

The violent crime rate in Livingston closely mirrors the national average among all cities that reported crime, with 362 incidents per 100,000 people. The national average for violent crime per 100,000 people was 370. This consistency highlights Livingston as a community where safety standards are in line with the broader national landscape, providing residents with a reliable sense of security.

In the latest reported crime year, Livingston recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

The property crime rate per 100,000 people in Livingston is very similar to the national average. Livingston had a property crime rate of 2198, while the national average was 1954. Based on these numbers, you could expect an average amount of property crime in this area.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Livingston?

What do the local residents think about crime in Livingston? Well, based on a recent survey of 5 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 20% of Livingston residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 80% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Livingston a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Livingston, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Livingston presents a total crime rate that is 10% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Livingston experiences an average of 0.6 daily crimes, comprising 0.08 violent incidents and 0.52 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Livingston Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Livingston. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Livingston has increased by 4.8%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 14.8%, while property crime has increased by 3.3%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Livingston.

Potential Causes for Crime in Livingston

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Livingston crime rate. The poverty level in Livingston is 14.1%, while the national average is 15.1%.

Livingston reports an unemployment rate of 1.4%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Livingston crime rates.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Livingston crime rates. For instance, in Livingston, the population density stands at 1351.1 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

Livingston crime map

The Livingston crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Livingston as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Livingston crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Livingston crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Livingston crime rates are 10% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Livingston are 2% lower than the national average
      • In Livingston you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Livingston is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Livingston has decreased by 2%

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        Daily Crime In Livingston (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Livingston for every 100,000 residents. The Livingston total amount of daily crime is 1.10 times more than the Montana average and 1.10 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Livingston, is 1.15 times less than the Montana average, and it is 1.02 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Livingston has a daily crime average that is 1.15 times more than the Montana average and 1.12 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Livingston (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in Montana and all other cities across the US, is Livingston safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Livingston is safer than 40% of other cities in the state of Montana. In addition, Livingston is safer than 26% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Montana and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Livingston. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Livingston is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Livingston

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Livingston is 1 in 276
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Livingston is 1 in 46
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Livingston is 1 in 40
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Livingston, Montana you have a 1 in 276 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Livingston.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Livingston is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Livingston has increased by 7% and the rate of property crime in Livingston has decreased by 4%. The total crime rate in Livingston has decreased by 2% year to year.

        Livingston police department

        Item Livingston Montana National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)14872558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/an/a3.3

        Sex offenders in Montana

        State Total offenders Montana /100K National /100K
        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

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Clyde Park, MT2485092,3362,845
        Livingston, MT7,6963622,1982,561

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Briarcliff Manor, NY7,695151604755
        Lincolnshire, IL7,69438719757
        Webster City, IA7,6992479231,171
        Porters Neck, NC7,693132671803
        Monument, CO7,6912831,9822,265
        Livingston, MT7,6963622,1982,561
        Source: The Livingston, MT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.