The Truth About Montana's Violent Crime Ranking

It's never easy to hear something bad about the state that you love, but that's what we're doing with this article.

To that point, I feel that if you don't discuss and talk about problems and issues, then there is no way to start to solve those problems and issues.

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Is Montana A Violent State?

When it comes to violent crime in Montana, the stats don't look good.

However, perhaps you've heard this quote before: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

That's why we need to take a closer look at the statistics that put Montana among the most violent states in America.

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Yes, Montana Does Have A Crime Problem

It's impossible for us to say that the statistics are all wrong and there is no crime in Montana.

The truth is, there is violent crime happening all over the state, and sadly, we're outpacing the national average.

The DeMayo Law Office conducted this most recent study using data provided by the FBI, which looked at all the violent crimes that happened over a 5-year period.

In Montana, we averaged almost 1,000 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Sadly, there is no one solution to fixing this problem, but as I said at the beginning of this article, if we don't address the problem and admit there is one, we can't find the solution.

See how Montana compares to other states in America when it comes to violent crimes in the gallery below.👇

States of Violence: Violent Crime Per 100,000 Ranking by State

The DeMayo Law Office recently combed through the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Crime Data Explorer to determine which state had the most violent crime over five years (2018 - 2022.) Here's the complete list, counting down to the most violent state in America.

Gallery Credit: Scott Clow

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