Polson, MT Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Polson, MT? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Lake County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Polson area. Polson has a population of 4,707, which makes it the 18th largest city in Montana, and an average income of $32,359. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Polson, MT

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 23 reported violent crimes and 308 reported property crimes in Polson. This compares to 3,611 reported violent crimes and 27,100 reported property crimes statewide in Montana. This makes Polson 12th in the state of Montana when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Polson was agg. assault, with 19 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 244 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.


Polson Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 18th
  • Violent Crimes: 12th (12th per 100k)
  • Rape: 9th (10th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 11th (11th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 8th (2nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 7th (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 8th (2nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 10th (6th per 100k)
  • Arson: 7th (5th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 4,819th
  • Violent Crimes: 610th (1,264th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 187th (581st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 467th (1,002nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 341st (1,864th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,475th (254th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 680th (626th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,300th (260th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 500th (694th per 100k)
  • Arson: 116th (407th per 100k)

In Lake County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 4,707
  • Households: 2,038
  • Median Income: $32,359
  • Land Area: 4.18 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.157 miles2
  • Time Zone: MDT

Polson, MT Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 0
Rape 3 4
Agg. Assault 16 19
Robbery 1 0
Burglary 24 48
Vehicle Thefts 29 16
Arson 1 2

Violent Crimes in Polson, MT in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 4
Aggravated Assault 19
Robbery 0

Property Crimes in Polson, MT in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 48
Larceny 244
Motor Vehicle Theft 16
Arson 2

Robbery in Polson, MT

Year Robbery
2006 2
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 1
2014 1
2015 0

Agg. Assault in Polson, MT

Year Agg. Assault
2006 25
2007 39
2008 27
2009 9
2010 35
2011 14
2012 20
2013 20
2014 16
2015 19

Montana Criminal Statistics:


Criminal Records Lookup

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Montana Statistics:

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 3313 3611
Murder 37 36
Rape 971 978
Agg. Assault 2532 2818
Robbery 203 210
Property Crimes 25312 27100
Burglary 3595 3838
Larceny 19674 20844
Vehicle Thefts 2043 2418
Arson 0 0

While the overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in Polson and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Montana and nationwide.


Robbery in the state of Montana

Year Robbery
2006 164
2007 191
2008 172
2009 216
2010 157
2011 169
2012 191
2013 204
2014 203
2015 210

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