Montana is the 41st state of the United States, admitted into the union in the year 1889. It is the 44th largest of all the 50 states in terms of area, and the 4th largest in terms of population. The state’s crime rate is much higher than the national average - about 470 per 100,000 people in 2020. While Montana has seen a high crime rate - the rate in 2020 is a major increase from the 383 per 100,000 persons recorded in 2018. Much in line with the national level, aggravated assaults are the most commonly reported. The number of robberies, however, are much less in comparison to other states with a similar crime rate.