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Montana has a population of 1,015,165, clustered around major municipal centers and the capital, Helena. The state nickname is Big Sky Country, The Treasure State. We’re not sure what the signature crime is in Montana, but they logged 946 property crimes arrests in 2014, including 4,387 thefts, from 279 burglaries to 36 reports of buying, selling or receiving stolen property. Motor vehicle theft accounted for 226 arrests that year, while embezzlement notched 40 arrests and prostitution netted 8. State and local police policies as well as the presence of social service safety nets are reflected in the 0 arrests for drunkenness, 8 vagrancy arrests and 411 loitering arrests because some states report thousands while others report none (some states do not categorize drunkenness or loitering as crimes). In Montana, 4,461 were arrested in 2014 for DUI. Violent crimes, including murder and non-negligent manslaughter accounted for 11 arrests. There were 52 rape arrests. There were nearly 100,000 arrests nationwide for violent crimes in these categories reported by the FBI in 2012. Three of the country’s largest states routinely report more than 1,000 murder and non-negligent manslaughter arrests each year: California, Texas and Florida. Many other mid-size states, including Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, New York and Pennsylvania often report more than 500 crimes of that type annually – but the highest murder and non-negligent manslaughter arrest rate per 1,000 residents is a dubious title held by some smaller states like Louisiana, with 10.8 and the District of Columbia with 13.9 per 1,000 residents, respectively. The violent crime rate for Montana was 272 per 1,000 residents in 2012, and the total number of arrests reported by state and local police agencies was 2736 in 2014.