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Missoula Violent Crime Up 43%

The numbers are in and Missoula county, like the rest of the country, saw an increase in violent crime in 2021. The Missoula county attorney's office tracks cases and prosecutions each year and the 2021 report shows that the percentage of crimes that were violent jumped from 20% to 43% since 2017. The county attorney's office Annual Report for 2021 also notes that homicides are up sharply - they charged 10 cases in 2020, up from 5 in 2019 and 4 in 2018.


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