Browse Montana Police Arrest Records Directory

The Midwestern state of Montana makes background checks, criminal and arrest records available to the general public for easy searching and viewing. Perform a quick, free search right now using policearrests.com to find out someone you know has a criminal history.

Arrest Records and Warrants in Montana

Arrest records and warrants in Montana are all kept online as easily accessible. Using just a simple name search, you can find out all about a person’s criminal past. Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies feed data into this compilation so you will see a lot of information from many sources.

Performing a Background Check

Performing a background check used to be an expensive and laborious task. Now you can pull someone’s entire background history within seconds using a search portal like this one. Not only will you be able to review their full employment history and driving record, but you will also see if they are guilty of any sex offenses, DUIs, misdemeanors or any more serious felony convictions. Background checks are a great way to find out all about someone before you hire them to work for your company or watch your kids. You might just want to know more about the new flashy neighbor next door.

Montana Criminal Records Search

Montana’s Department of Justice, Criminal Records and Identification Services division handles and maintains all the records online. You can perform a quick name search, but it’s always helpful to know their date of birth, any aliases and their social security number to help narrow down the results.

Prison and Inmate Records

Montana’s Department of Corrections compiles and maintains all prison inmate data. They keep very detailed records, and you can find out quickly if someone is in jail or prison, where they are incarcerated, what they were charged with and their sentence. You will also see a current mug shot, date of birth, physical description, gender, race and citizenship, and their complete legal record.

Montana Crime Rate

Total reported incidents in Montana in 2016 increased by 4.32% compared to 2015 and is higher than national average of 3,311.69 per 100,000 people. Violent crimes increased from 1,829 to 1,952 while non-violent crime increased by 4.08% from 18,065 to 18,802.

5 Crimes In Montana 2016 with most arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 14,936
Burglary 2,252
Motor vehicle theft 1,614
Aggravated assault 1,412
Legacy rape 327

Counties in Montana with the Highest Crime Rate

Among the 40 counties the most dangerous is the Flathead county with 191 violent crimes that’s 9.78% of the total of 1,952. Musselshell County has the highest number of records per 100,000 residents that is above the state average of 414 and higher than national average of 469.

County Arrests
Flathead 191
Missoula 93
Yellowstone 91
Gallatin 73
Lake 72

Safest Cities in Montana

Are you planning a move to Montana? Here are the safest cities in Montana with the lowest crime rates. You chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Montana is 1 out of 241 up by 0.04% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Dillon and safest city to encounter a property crime is Colstrip.

City Crime Rate
Colstrip 6
Chinook 6
Baker 7
Glasgow 8
East Helena 10

Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes rates in MT increased by 6.72% from 2015 and increased by 50.15% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 1,300 to 1,952. In 2016 violent crimes in MT was 11.7% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of violent crimes in Montana is 0.414%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Montana increased by 4.08% from 2015 and increased by 18.8% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 15,827 to 18,802. In 2016 property crimes in MT was 40.42% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a property crime is 3.991%.

How Montana stands up against other states

Montana vs. Rhode Island

You’ll be in more danger in Montana compared to Rhode Island. Rhode Island had an 64.57% lower crime rate than Montana. Delaware scored the highest with a 9.63% higher crime rate according to the FBI. Assault rates of 300 per 100,000 people is higher than national of 284 per 100,000 people and higher than average 86 in Rhode Island. Larceny rates of 3,171 per 100,000 people is higher than national of 2,054 per 100,000 people and higher than average 1,069 in Rhode Island.

Montana vs. Delaware

You’ll be safer in Montana compared to Delaware. Delaware had an 9.63% higher crime rate than Montana. South Dakota scored the lowest with a 24.66% lower crime rate according to the FBI. Rape rates of 0 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 2 per 100,000 people and lower than average 0 in Delaware. Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 343 per 100,000 people is higher than national of 286 per 100,000 people and higher than average 265 in Delaware.

Names with the most arrests in Montana

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

The most crimes, that's 28.92% of all records in state are committed by the people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Montana is 0.84% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.07 daily crimes that occur in Montana.
  • Montana is riskier than Rhode Island.
  • In Montana you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Montana have increased by 4.32%.