5 of the Most Common Criminal Offenses in Montana

Crime in Big Sky Country comes in all shapes and sizes it seems.  We aren't immune to online type things, be it email, text messages or the internet scams.  We certainly aren't immune to human trafficking, drugs and violence.  But we do have lower numbers than many other states or towns in comparison.

That doesn't mean we don't see those activities and it also doesn't mean that those crimes aren't increasing, or that criminals aren't becoming more brazen in their attempts to gain what isn't theirs.

Montana Department of Crime Offense Numbers for 2023

In Montana, 5 crimes top the list of the most common, and the most that are filling our jails with people.  In 2023, some categories saw minor increases, while others saw slight decreases.

READ MORE:  Scary Chainsaw Attack Happens in Missoula

Categories that the MDOC includes in their report include:

  • Weapon
  • Vehicle
  • Personal
  • Property
  • Influence
  • Public Order
  • Drugs
  • Sex Crimes
  • Violent

Statistics for this report include all demographics available at the current time, including age, race and sex.

94.5 Max Country logo
Get our free mobile app

What Is the Number One Crime Being Committed in Montana?

For Montanan's, the most common type of crime in our state is that of drug crime.  In 2023 there were 3,951 people incarcerated.  That number is slightly up from 2022 at 3,870 total.

READ MORE:  Foods That Are Only Legal in Montana - Have You Tried Them?

Other major crimes that fill up our courts and jails include:

  • #5 - Sexual Crime (1,419)
  • #4 - Person (2,117)
  • #3 - Property (2,118)
  • #2 - Violent (2,332)

30 Professional Athletes You Probably Didn't Know Who Are In Prison

Sports Pros Behind Bars

Gallery Credit: Dave Roberts

Car Stickers That Make You A Target to Criminals

12 Notorious Criminals Locked Up in Colorado's SuperMax Prison

Colorado is home to one of the most notorious prisons in the county which holds some of the most notorious prisoners.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde

More From 94.5 Max Country