Flathead County had 4,773 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 1,261.19 per 100.000 population which is by 70.66% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 189 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Carbon and county Cascade it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Flathead is larceny/theft - 775 arrests followed by burglary - 168 and aggravated assault - 162 arrests.
Violent crime in Flathead County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased along with the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 91.46% higher.