Montana Crime Statistics

April 21 – April 27 is designated  National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Here are some statistics from the Montana Board of Crime Control for 2012. Keep in mind that these statistics are based only on reported crimes.

37,013 – reported victims of crime in Montana

3,723  – victims of domestic  violence

367 – adult victims of sexual assault

754 – child sexual abuse victims

1,378 – child physical abuse victims

2,912 – elder abuse victims

212 – robbery victims

8,145 – adult victims of assault

Again, these numbers are only for reported victims. Many crimes are never reported.

Regarding women victims, most women are assaulted by non-strangers.

Support victim advocates and organizations providing help to crime victims.

Learn about crime prevention. Advocate for systemic change that fosters violence prevention.

Educate yourself about risk awareness, reduction, recognition, and avoidance. Be aware, prepared, and ready to take action if necessary.

In an imperfect world, the only one whom you can always rely on to be there for you is you yourself.

Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault and Rape

In connection with our R.A.D. Systems Sexual Assault Prevention workshop on February 23 and 24, 2013, we’ll discuss drug and alcohol facilitated sexual assault. The most common “date rape drug” is alcohol. Here is some information from the website on Rohypnol, Ketamine, and GHB:

What are date rape drugs?

These are drugs that are sometimes used to assist a sexual assault. Sexual assault is any type of sexual activity that a person does not agree to. It can include touching that is not okay; putting something into the vagina; sexual intercourse; rape; and attempted rape. These drugs are powerful and dangerous. Read more…

Stalking Awareness Month

January is Stalking Awareness month. Stalking is a crime under Montana law and under the law of the every other state in the United States. It is also a crime under federal law. Read more…

Trafficking – 21st Century Slavery

What do you know about slavery in 2012? Read more…

Sexual Assault and Rape Defense Courses

Three Rivers Defense offers sexual assault and rape prevention and self-defense courses this fall at our location in Three Forks and at your locations throughout Montana. Read more…

Self-Defense and Individual Responsibility

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Who is responsible for your safety? Local police? The sheriff’s department? The prosecutors? University administrators and campus police? All of them may affect your safety but ultimately, responsibility for your safety rests with you. Read more…

US Justice Department Investigates Handling of Missoula Sexual Assault Complaints

The U.S. Justice Department announced that it was starting an investigation into complaints that the University of Montana in Missoula,the Missoula Police Department, and the Missoula County Attorney’s Office had inadequately handled complaints of sexual assaults and harassment, Read more…

Three Rivers Defense in the News

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A Fighting Chance, Three Forks self-defense classes teach protection, safety for women” is the title of a recent article by Jodi Hausen in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Check out “A Fighting Chance”  Read more…

Sexual Assault Awareness Month


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Three Rivers Defense is committed to combat sexual violence through personal safety education and self-defense training. Ask about our Special Discount for April sexual assault and rape prevention courses.  Read more…

Sexual Assault and Rape – Basic Montana Definitions

Some Information on Montana sex crimes

This isn’t a philosophical meditation; it’s more of a crash course on sex crimes.  Read more…