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Because some cities have higher crime rates, it may be more likely for its residents to have criminal records or criminal backgrounds. Therefore, when searching for someone’s background records, it may be important to know basic criminal information about the city and state where they live or have lived in the past.
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As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Columbus, MT included 2 violent crimes and 33 property crimes. The 2 violent crimes included: 0 murders, 2 aggravated assaults, 0 forcible rapes, and 0 robberies. The 33 property crimes included: 3 motor vehicle thefts, 3 burglaries, 1 count of arson, and 27 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Columbus, MT which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.
Looking for information on a specific individual in Columbus, MT? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Columbus or in the greater Columbus, MT metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.
Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.
You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.