Colstrip, MT Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Colstrip, MT? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Rosebud County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Colstrip area. Colstrip has a population of 2,336, which makes it the 26th largest city in Montana, and an average income of $84,145. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Colstrip, 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 1 reported violent crimes and 13 reported property crimes in Colstrip. This compares to 3,611 reported violent crimes and 27,100 reported property crimes statewide in Montana. This makes Colstrip 42nd in the state of Montana when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Colstrip was agg. assault, with 1 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 13 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.


Colstrip Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 26th
  • Violent Crimes: 25th (42nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 23rd (40th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 34th (40th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 34th (37th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 5,992nd
  • Violent Crimes: 632nd (4,349th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 190th (1,411th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 485th (3,546th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 341st (1,864th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,769th (7,356th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 727th (5,670th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,531st (6,619th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 515th (3,197th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (825th per 100k)

In Rosebud County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 2,336
  • Households: 783
  • Median Income: $84,145
  • Land Area: 4.046 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.006 miles2
  • Time Zone: MDT

Colstrip, MT Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 0
Agg. Assault 0 1
Burglary 0 0
Vehicle Thefts 0 0
Arson 0 0

Violent Crimes in Colstrip, MT in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Aggravated Assault 1

Property Crimes in Colstrip, MT in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 0
Larceny 13
Motor Vehicle Theft 0
Arson 0

Violent Crimes in Colstrip, MT

Year Violent Crimes
2006 5
2007 8
2008 5
2009 8
2010 11
2011 3
2012 2
2014 0
2015 1

Property Crimes in Colstrip, MT

Year Property Crimes
2006 54
2007 93
2008 40
2009 41
2010 25
2011 29
2012 14
2014 9
2015 13

Montana Criminal Statistics:


Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

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Montana Statistics:

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 3313 3611
Murder 37 36
Agg. Assault 2532 2818
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 Colstrip and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Montana and nationwide.


Violent Crimes in the state of Montana

Year Violent Crimes
2006 2397
2007 2754
2008 2497
2009 2473
2010 2693
2011 2670
2012 2736
2013 2567
2014 3313
2015 3611

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