There are several things to consider before you pack up all of your belongings and move to a new place. First and foremost, you want to make sure that where you're moving is safe for you and your family. A few cities in Montana are known for high crime rates and have been included on lists of places that you need to avoid.

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Crime rates in Montana pale in comparison to what you'll find in larger cities across the country, but don't be fooled. There are still quite a few dangerous cities in Montana. The state is also dealing with a major drug problem, so make sure you know what you're getting yourself into before you make plans to move to the Treasure State.

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Before we reveal the safest city in the state, here are five places that you might want to consider moving to before you decide on Montana.

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What is the Safest City in Montana?

WalletHub just released an updated list of the safest cities in America for 2023, and two cities in Montana were included in the top 100. To be completely honest, we were surprised to see one particular city on the list, especially since it has previously been named one of Montana's most dangerous cities.

WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 41 key indicators of safety. Our data set ranges from traffic fatalities per capita and assaults per capita to the unemployment rate and the percentage of the population that is uninsured.

 

  • Billings, Montana - Billings ranked #100 on the list of America's safest cities

Here's the big reveal! Missoula was named the safest city in Montana according to WalletHub. Missoula ranked #41 on the list. Do you think Missoula is safer than Bozeman? Send us a message on our radio station app and let us know your thoughts.

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