This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of total reported incidences of serious crimes by the population. We multiply the result by 10,000. Total – or serious – crimes include violent crimes (murders and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and non-violent crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). In counties with relatively few people, a small change in the number of serious crimes reported may have a significant effect on rates from year to year.
In Montana ...
- The rate in 2011 was 259 per 10,000 population, compared to 329 in the U.S.
Not all states and counties have data for all years.