Montana Criminal Records

  • Montana has 1,032,949 total people (FBI, 2015).
  • Montana is the 7th largest state by population.

Court System

  • In the Worker's Compensation Court, the judges resolve disputes under the Workers' Compensation Act and the Occupational Disease Act.
  • The Courts of Limited Jurisdiction include the Justice Courts, City Courts and Municipal Courts. These courts deal with cases involving misdemeanors, local ordinances, juvenile matters, civil cases for amounts up to $12,000, and small claims where the money disputed it only up to $7,000.
  • The Montana Water Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the water rights claims and facilitates the adjudication over multiple state law-bases water rights.
  • The District Courts have general jurisdiction, which includes hearing all felony cases, all probate cases, and most cases.
  • The Supreme Court is an appellate court who reviews cases from lower courts, and it has original jurisdiction in limited types of cases.

Crime Statistics for Montana (FBI, 2015)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 3,611 8th / 51 (Very Low)
Murder 36 9th / 51 (Very Low)
Rape 547 8th / 51 (Very Low)
Robbery 210 4th / 51 (Very Low)
Aggravated Assault 2,818 9th / 51 (Very Low)
Property Crime 27,100 9th / 51 (Very Low)
Burglary 3,838 7th / 51 (Very Low)
Larceny Theft 20,844 9th / 51 (Very Low)
Motor Vehicle Theft 2,418 11th / 51 (Low)