Libby, MT Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Libby, MT? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Lincoln County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Libby area. Libby has a population of 2,645, which makes it the 24th largest city in Montana, and an average income of $23,623. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Libby, 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 6 reported violent crimes and 104 reported property crimes in Libby. This compares to 3,611 reported violent crimes and 27,100 reported property crimes statewide in Montana. This makes Libby 28th in the state of Montana when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Libby was agg. assault, with 6 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 93 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.


Libby Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 24th
  • Violent Crimes: 20th (28th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 18th (23rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 19th (9th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 19th (22nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 18th (6th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 18th (21st per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 5,794th
  • Violent Crimes: 627th (2,753rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 190th (1,411th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 480th (1,970th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 341st (1,864th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,678th (1,290th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 721st (3,809th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,451st (856th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 512th (1,810th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (825th per 100k)

In Lincoln County (2015)

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

General Data

  • Population: 2,645
  • Households: 1,258
  • Median Income: $23,623
  • Land Area: 1.873 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.035 miles2
  • Time Zone: MDT

Libby, MT Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Rape 0 0
Agg. Assault 4 6
Robbery 0 0
Burglary 7 7
Vehicle Thefts 1 4
Arson 2 0

Violent Crimes in Libby, MT in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Rape 0
Aggravated Assault 6
Robbery 0

Property Crimes in Libby, MT in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 7
Larceny 93
Motor Vehicle Theft 4
Arson 0

Property Crimes in Libby, MT

Year Property Crimes
2006 125
2007 132
2008 102
2009 49
2010 102
2011 101
2012 65
2013 58
2014 81
2015 104

Agg. Assault in Libby, MT

Year Agg. Assault
2006 13
2007 7
2008 8
2009 7
2010 13
2011 7
2012 4
2013 3
2014 4
2015 6

Montana Criminal Statistics:


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Montana Statistics:

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 3313 3611
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 Libby and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Montana and nationwide.


Property Crimes in the state of Montana

Year Property Crimes
2006 25387
2007 26489
2008 25182
2009 24024
2010 25169
2011 23155
2012 25970
2013 25953
2014 25312
2015 27100

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