Montana, also called the Big Sky Country, is the 4th largest by area and the 7th least populated in the US. Helena is the capital city of the state. Billings is the largest city, which has a population of 104,170. According to 2016 estimates, the total population of Montana is about one million.
Missoula is the city having the most crime among all other cities in Montana. The violent crime rate statewide is slightly lower (349.6 per 100,100 residents) than that of Missoula, which is 425.2 incidents per 100,000 people.
Causes for violence are the poor economic conditions of the city. Missoula’s poverty rate of 16,0% is the highest in the state, while the unemployment rate is at 3.3%. Capital punishment is currently legal in the state of Montana.
The safest cities to live are Miles City and Sidney.
The Montana Department of Corrections is in charge of providing inmate records and mugshots through an online searchable database. Results can be generated if you know the name of the inmate.
The same information can also be requested at the County Sheriff’s office, but here the information is not available online. You will have to call, mail, or visit the facility to obtain the records.