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Columbus Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 29th
  • Violent Crimes: 24th (38th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 22nd (35th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 25th (28th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 22nd (32nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 26th (28th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 19th (23rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 8th (3rd per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 6,201st
  • Violent Crimes: 631st (3,815th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 190th (1,411th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 484th (3,006th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 341st (1,864th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,749th (4,669th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 725th (4,702nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,517th (4,182nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 513th (1,828th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (350th per 100k)

In Stillwater County (2015)

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

General Data

  • Population: 2,042
  • Households: 856
  • Median Income: $52,823
  • Land Area: 1.373 miles2
  • Time Zone: MDT

Columbus, MT Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Rape 0 0
Agg. Assault 2 2
Robbery 0 0
Burglary 6 3
Vehicle Thefts 2 3
Arson 0 1

Violent Crimes in Columbus, MT in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Rape 0
Aggravated Assault 2
Robbery 0

Property Crimes in Columbus, MT in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 3
Larceny 27
Motor Vehicle Theft 3
Arson 1

Larceny in Columbus, MT

Year Larceny
2006 68
2007 37
2008 39
2009 20
2010 24
2011 23
2012 32
2013 39
2014 22
2015 27

Agg. Assault in Columbus, MT

Year Agg. Assault
2006 6
2007 4
2008 0
2009 1
2010 5
2011 0
2012 7
2013 1
2014 2
2015 2

Montana Criminal Statistics:


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.

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

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.


Larceny in the state of Montana

Year Larceny
2006 20704
2007 21707
2008 20277
2009 19182
2010 19989
2011 18307
2012 20387
2013 20039
2014 19674
2015 20844

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.

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